By Patwant Singh
Showing a bit of skin to save some animal skins.
This is how two women who call themselves 'Lettuce Ladies' are spreading the 'Go Vegetarian' message on their Asian tour.
Their unusual outfits caught the attention of many.
Like beauty queens, the women paraded along the sidewalk outside Ngee Ann City in their lettuce-shaped bikinis and high heels.
Besides chanting the 'Go Vegetarian' message, the Employees of "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" or PETA also distributed leaflets promoting their cause.
Ms Holly Fraser said: "This isn't a protest, it is a friendly demonstration, so it's not meant to protest or target a particular store company or anything like that."
"You need to shock people to get attention."
"They make the whole vegetarian thing very flashy so I think the more conservative way might work."
"I don't think the way they dress is good, it's too open."
Such criticism has not deter the women who will be heading to Hong Kong and Japan next.
Ms Lisa Franzetta said: "Well we are in our lettuce bikinis hoping that by showing a bit of our skin, we'll be able to save some animal skins, we are asking people to let vegetarianism grow on them."
Finally, after an hour, the lettuce ladies adjourned for what else but a vegetarian lunch!
Extracted from http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori.../34537/1/.html