Celebrated environmental activist Al Gore has a new challenge on his hands - to go veggie for 30 days.
The politician, author and star of documentary An Inconvenient Truth will face PETA protesters when he arrives at a book signing event in Los Angeles on Thursday (11Nov09); they'll be urging Gore to give up meat.
Led by a near-naked activist dressed as Mother Earth, the PETA supporters will attempt to convince Gore that vegetarianism is a key to securing the future of the planet.
PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman says, "More and more, we are hearing about the damage that meat production does to our water supply, the forests, and the global climate.
"In light of these reports, we are asking Mr. Gore simply to try going vegetarian for 30 days. During that time, he could save eight animals' lives and maybe even his own!"