A naked People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activist appeared outside the court trial of 'cannibal' nurse Dale Bolinger today, to encourage people to turn vegan.

Stripped down to only knickers and paint markings mimicking a butcher's diagram of body parts, the woman caused a stir outside Canterbury Crown Court at the 'revolting' trial of Bolinger.

She stood behind a poster which read: 'All animals have the same parts: Try Vegan'.

PETA, which is the largest animal rights group in the world, said it wanted to capitalise on its vegan message, stating the slaughter of animals was no different to the killing of humans.

"Flesh is flesh, whether it comes from a human or non-human animal", says PETA UK Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi.

"People are naturally revolted by the idea of eating a human corpse, and we're hoping that our action will encourage them to make the connection and stop eating dead animals."

Bolinger, 57, formerly of Davidson Road, Canterbury, denies attempting to meet a child under the age of 16 after sexual grooming.

He allegedly met Germany-based Mexican girl 'Eva Gonza' on a website called the Dark Fetish Network (DFN).

The court heard how Bolinger bought an axe with a three foot handle from Homebase in Ramsgate the day before he was due to meet the girl at Ashford International Station, on 17 September 2012.

The girl never arrived and Bolinger went home. He was only arrested after an FBI investigation traced his email address to Dark Fetish Network (DFN), where he discussed beheading and eating women for sexual gratification.

The trial continues.

PETA has three million members and supporters and is the largest animal rights group in the world.