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Sep 19, 2011 1:27 PM by Andy Koen

PETA to put up nude mannequins in Colorado Springs

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) plans to set up four scantily clad mannequins in downtown Colorado Springs Tuesday in protest over fur, leather, wool, and other animal based clothing items. The items the mannequins will be wearing include a fur stole, a leather belt, a wool hat, or an alligator-skin clutch.

In a statement released Monday, PETA Vice President Tracy Reiman said she thinks the public should be appalled by the way the animals are treated.

"Only a dummy wouldn't think about how animals are electrocuted and mutilated in the name of fashion," Reiman said. "With all the luxurious, cruelty-free fabrics on the market today, it's easier than ever to show that you actually put some thought into what you wear."

The mannequins will be on display at noon Tuesday on the Northwest Corner of Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street.

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