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Sep 20, 2011 6:44 PM by Matt Stafford

Nude dummies catching eyes downtown

A scene downtown in Colorado Springs Tuesday at noon may have had you doing a "double-take."

If you got a good look you would have seen it wasn't naked people holding signs, but naked mannequins. The signs read, "Fur is for dummies." People from PETA -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- wanted you to notice the few articles of clothing the dummies were wearing. Those items were products coming from animals, and the PETA campaigners were asking people to take them out of their wardrobe.

As for why they chose the eye-catching, nude dummies at the corner of Tejon St. and Pikes Peak Ave., here's what they had to say:

"To bring attention to the cruel fashion industry and let people know that there are great alternatives to wearing the real, dead skin," says Virginia Fort, a senior campaigner for PETA.

They got plenty of mixed reaction downtown; some negative, but others happy to take the info.

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