On Aug. 13, at the corner of Eighth and Idaho streets, it was a half-incinerated effigy of a dog laying on a grill.
"Most people are revolted by the thought of serving up a dog, but no one has problems with serving up other animals," said PETA campaigner Marley Delgado.
The demonstration is meant to call awareness of people's irregular standards about animal cruelty, and Delgado said if people saw a dog or a cat being treated the way dairy cows or pigs meant for slaughter are, they would take offense—and that's the point.
Delgado's campaign was, at least from the offense and disgust standpoint, a success, and people walking down the street leered and grimaced at the realistic plastic dog, which had been singed to its front legs.
"Rightfully, it's upsetting to see a dog charred and set up on a barbecue," Delgado said.