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Bikini-Clad PETA Protesters Take Their Message To Mag Mile

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Tracy Patton and Crystal McCahill (Playboy's Miss May 2009) campaign against fur on Michigan Avenue. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Tracy Patton and Crystal McCahill (Playboy’s Miss May 2009) campaign against fur on Michigan Avenue. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Two demonstrators for PETA –People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals–took a minimalist approach to protesting the purchase and wearing of fur.

The temperature was in the low-40s when Tracy Patton and Crystal McCahill stripped down to their bikinis at Michigan and Huron – near a fur store – to protest fur.

And they had no trouble attracting a crowd. Especially men who asked to have their picture taken with the goose-bumped duo.


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“Come on over!”

“I’m very impressed with what you’re doing,” said the male passerby.

“Aw, thank you,” said Patton. “You can visit peta.org for more information.”

“I will,” he promised.

Greg Henderson of Chicago was walking past.

“I’m all for it. I’ve got no complaints.”

But Norma Jordan doesn’t quite agree – walking past in her fur boots.

“I love my boots,” she said. “I also have several fur coats. And I love my fur coats.”

The bikini-clad PETA demonstrators were outside for an hour – taking one break in a nearby building.

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