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'Bloody' activists strip down to protest fur

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'Bloody' activists strip down to protest fur
Protesters endured low temperatures to re-enact the killing of 60 million animals every year for their fur. Photo: Josep Lago/AFP
10:51 CET+01:00
Animal rights activists gathered in Barcelona on Sunday to bare their naked 'blood-covered' bodies in a protest against the killing of mammals to make fur coats.

Around fifty members of animal rights group AnimaNaturalist took part in the eye-catching demo in the city’s central square Plaza de Sant Jaume on Sunday.

Protesters piled on top of each other inside and around a giant metal cage after covering their naked bodies in a red blood-like liquid, Spain’s Huffington Post reported.

"We want consumers to be aware of the terrible suffering which is behind this cruel business," AnimaNaturalis head Aida Gascón told the crowd of intrigued spectators.

"We have so many alternatives when it comes to choosing our clothes nowadays, it makes no sense to skin an animal when there are so many other materials available.

"Animals need their fur, you don't," she concluded.

According to the group, every year 60 million otters, lynxes, minks, foxes and other species are either raised in captivity or captured to then be brutally killed for their fur.

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