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08/25/05

Animal Rights Group Showcases Exhibit

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, is hoping people will learn from the past to protect animals in the future. The group showcased a new exhibit called Are Animals the New Slaves? on River Street in Savannah this weekend.

The exhibit shows pictures of animals side by side with images of slaves, civil rights violations and child labor.

PETA representatives say the atrocities of the past are the same ones now being committed against animals.

"The very same mindset is in the mind today when we have animals in circuses, animals in factory farms that are beaten, branded, chained," said the group's special projects director, Dawn Carr. "These animals treasure their lives and want to live every bit as much as you or I do."

Over the next ten weeks, PETA is taking the exhibit to more than 40 cities across the country.

Reported by: Liz Flynn, lflynn@wtoc.com

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