An unusual protest took place at the State Capitol today as two protesters from the animal rights group PETA took a shower on the sidewalk.

Partially covered by a curtain that read "clean your conscience, go vegan" the pair said Californians are wasting too much water on meat production.

They pushed a message that one pound of meat equals six months of showers. The demonstration stopped some passers-by in their tracks, including a number of high school boys that were attending a nearby "Ag Day" event.

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