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Animal Rights Group Takes Their Message to Yakima Streets

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A nationwide protest hit the streets of Yakima Tuesday. A nationwide protest hit the streets of Yakima Tuesday.

YAKIMA, WA -- A nationwide protest hit the streets of Yakima Tuesday.

The animal rights group called "Mercy for Animals" targeted the lunchtime crowd, urging them to think about where their food comes from.

The group brought an inflatable puppy wrapped in a hot dog bun. They said people would never stand for their pets to be abused the same way farm animals are.

"If meat producers were to treat dogs and cats the way they routinely confine, mutilate and slaughter billions of farm animals that are raised each year in the United States, they could be arrested and jailed on grounds of animal cruelty," said Jeni Haines with Mercy for Animals.

The activists will complete their tour of the U.S. over the next month.

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