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St. Valentine's Day a Day for Activists in Pittsburgh
02/26/2005
Valentine's Day was a day for lovers and activists in Pittsburgh this year.Code Pink Pittsburgh held a "make love not war" event at Diva's in the Southside over Valentines Day weekend. They decorated the store pink, held signs and handed out flyers about the war in Iraq.
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As part of their on-going campaign against Foie Gras, Voices for Animals staged a Valentine's Day Protest outside Isabela's Restaurant on Mount Washinton. The event marked the 1-year anniversary of the group's Pittsburgh campaign, which has so far convinced 12 restaurants to stop selling the delicacy. Foie Gras is the diseased liver of a force-fed goose. Several countries and the state of California have banned it, calling its production cruel to animals.
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