“The ladies are calling attention to the fact that it takes almost 5,000 gallons of water to make a pound of beef,” Higgins explained. “The best way to cut back on your shower usage is to skip a pound of meat.”
As the two interns showered, a couple people walking by joked “Don’t drop the soap.”
Bernie Winshell and his colleague heard about the shower protest on a radio show and decided to stop by and see it first-hand. Winshell said he’s not a vegetarian, but he doesn’t eat too much meat.
He wouldn’t say whether the shower scene would change his mind about purchasing meat in the future. “It’s a beautiful day,” he said avoiding the question. He said he just wanted to step out of the office for a short mental-health break.