Pirate costumes are not what you would expect to see at a protest, but it's something Texas protest organizer Andrew Dobbs hopes will help get a message across.
"We want people to have fun with it always, but we also hope that people know even down in Texas we are working to make sure that Madison-area companies are held accountable," Dobbs said.
Over two dozen environmental protesters from Texas and Madison came together to bring a message to Spectrum Brands. The company is a sponsor of Madison's Clean Lakes Festival and the parent company of Rayovac, a Middleton-based battery company.
"Rayovac admits themselves overseas that throwing batteries in the trash is harmful to the environment and a waste of resources. Over here they tell people to throw their batteries in the trash. We want them to be consistent," he said.
It's a message other protesters want the Clean Lakes Alliance to support.