Naked corpses on the streets of Montgomery, Ala., might mean the long-feared zombie uprising has begun and we poor humans might as well just prepare for our brains to ripped from our skulls and eaten.
For better or worse, however, these corpses were actually members of the animals rights group PETA dramatizing their animal rights agenda.
"We had two people painted to look like corpses, wearing underwear [and] holding signs that read, 'We Wouldn't Be Caught Dead in Animal Skins,'" PETA campaigner Katie Arth told The Huffington Post. "They were in stand-up coffins [that] we set up to draw attention to the suffering of animals used for fur, leather wool and exotic skins."
Other activists held signs that read, "Wear Your Own Skin -- Let Animals Keep Theirs" and "Fur Is Dead."
Arth said the goal was to get people's attention and give them the opportunity to question what goes on behind closed doors at fur factory farms.
"Most people love animals -- [they] grew up with dogs and cats, and are just less familiar with animals like foxes and cows," she said. "The things done to them to turn them into a pair of shoes or a coat would be felonies if done to dogs and cats."
The protest took place in front of Henig Furs, Leathers & Outerwear in Montgomery. In addition to holding signs, the activists handed out leaflets to curious onlookers.
"Most people don't want animals to suffer for their clothes but they do," Arth continued. "Animals are often skinned alive. On fur farms a common manner of slaughter is anal and vaginal electrocution. So we were out there to encourage people to make compassionate choices by choosing synthetic options instead of real animal skin."
Tascha Jones, one of the corpse protesters at the event, said she is happy to bare her skin whenever it helps save animals' skins.
"With all the luxurious alternatives available, there's absolutely no excuse to wear animal skins," Jones said.
Visit PETA.org for more information on People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
PHOTOS: MORE NAKED PROTESTS
Hundreds of nude and semi-nude cyclists demanding that authorities stop the hostilities bicyclists face from motorists, hold up their bikes in unison at the start of their "Naked Bike," protest in Lima, Peru, Saturday March 10, 2012. This is the seventh consecutive year of the annual protest in which cyclists take to the streets in Lima to bring attention to the unsafe conditions for cyclists in the Peruvian capital. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
British police officers stop model Sophie Barrett, who as part of a PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) demonstration, stripped down to nothing but panties and paint markings that mimic a butcher's diagram of animal body parts, protesting the meat industry by standing behind a poster that reads, "All Animals Have the Same Parts: Abolish Meat" at the Piccadilly Circus in central London, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
As part of a PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) demonstration, model Sophie Barrett, stripped down to nothing but panties and paint markings that mimic a butcher's diagram of animal body parts, poses for the photographers as she protests the meat industry by standing behind a poster that reads, "All Animals Have the Same Parts: Abolish Meat" at the Piccadilly Circus in central London, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Half naked and caged activists of the animal rights group 'Igualdad Animal' (Equality Animal) symbolically sit in cages to denounce the slaying of animals to make fur coats, in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Half naked and caged activists of the animal rights group 'Igualdad Animal' (Equality Animal) symbolically sit in cages to denounce the slaying of animals to make fur coats, in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Olivia Munn unveils a new naked Anti-Fur bullentin board on Jan. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.
An activist of Ukrainian women's right movement FEMEN shows a red card as she poses bare-chested with a message written on her back reading "EURO-2012 without prostitution" as she protest during the start of the countdown marking the beginning of the official start of UEFA EURO 2012 on June 8, 2011 in Kiev, which will be hosted in Ukraine and Poland and planned to start on June 8, 2012. (Sergei Supinsky, AFP/Getty Images)
Policemen arrest and cover an activist of the Ukrainian feminist movement FEMEN activists on December 17, 2010 during topless protest in front of the Cabinet of Ministers building against the absence of women in Prime Minister Mykola Azarov's newly reorganized government. (Sergei Supinsky, AFP/Getty Images)
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Code Pink for Peace demonstrator Jay Marx protests the resignation of State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley and the detention of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning in front of the U.S. State Department March 14, 2011 in Washington, DC. The demonstrators stripped their clothing off to protest against the treatment of Manning, who has been allegedly held naked in a Marine Corps base in Virginia after being accused of leaking information to the Wikileaks website. (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
A naked protester climbs a tree in front of the Big Ben at the Parliament Square during a May day demonstration in central London on May 1, 2010. (Ben Stansall, AFP/Getty Images)
A naked demonstrator is arrested during clashes in the surroundings of the Congress in Valparaiso, at the same time Chilean President Sebastian Piñera delivers his annual message to the nation on May 21, 2011.(Claudio Santana, AFP/Getty Images)
Indian policemen arrest a Tibetan activist wearing only his underwear during a protest in New Delhi on April 13, 2009. Tibetan students organised a naked protest at the Chinese embassy against the ongoing situation in Tibet. A court in Tibet has condemned two people to die for their roles in violent riots in Lhasa last year, China's state media said on April 8, the first death sentences reported over the deadly unrest. (Prakash Singh, AFP/Getty Images)
Naked demonstrators ride their bicycles at the Zocalo Square, in Mexico City, on June 13, 2009, as part of a worldwide naked cycling protest against cars, gas emission and agressive drivers. Nude cyclists are expected to ride through the streets of cities around the world, to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and protest against oil dependency, organisers said. (AFP/Getty Images)
A naked man talks to a police officer near the Bank of England in London, on April 1, 2009. Angry protestors smashed through police lines and broke into a bank in London's financial district on Wednesday, amid ugly scenes on the eve of the G20 economic summit in London. Riot police on horseback had to force back demonstrators who attacked a branch of the state-controlled lender Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in central London. (Bruno Vincent, AFP/Getty Images)
South Korean prostitutes in underwear and covered in body and face paint, douse themselves in flammable liquid in an apparent attempt to burn themselves after a rally in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Hundreds of prostitutes and pimps rallied Tuesday near a red-light district in Seoul to protest a police crackdown on brothels, with some unsuccessfully attempting to set themselves on fire.