Bare Naked Ladies
Six bare-breasted women — one astride a horse, a la Lady Godiva — and 30 fully clothed people protested in Vancouver, B.C., yesterday over a company’s plan to log old growth on Salt Spring Island. The protesters stopped traffic for more than an hour at the headquarters of the company, Texada Land Corp., and drew considerable media attention, prompting protester Briony Penn to remark, “I’ve got a PhD and no one listens. I take my clothes off, and here you all are.” Texada, which began logging the island in November 1999, is the first company to be fined for violating the province’s new forest practices regulation. The Save Salt Spring Campaign has been raising money to buy Texada’s land through publication of a nude calendar.