Protesters Tell Nestlé to Stop Bottling California Water

They’re just ruining our planet,” said Patty Shenker, speaking outside Nestlé’s water bottling facility in Los Angeles. “They’re completely destroying our planet for profit, and we’ve got to stop them.”

Shenker, 63, was wearing an orangutan mask — “Animals can’t live without water any more than we can,” she said — and was one of more than 50 people who came out on Wednesday to protest that the world’s largest food and beverage company was continuing to bottle California’s water despite the state facing one of the worst droughts in 1,200 years.