The performance took place in Plaza Catalunya and aims to expose the hidden cruelty behind the fur industry
Barcelona against fur industry
More than a hundred animal rights have been stripped Sunday in the center of Barcelona in protest against fur coats, according to the naturalist entity Animanaturalis, convener of the act.
For the eleventh consecutive year, more than a hundred people from all over Spain and around the world have gathered in Barcelona to challenge the low winter temperatures and undress to protest against the use of animal skins.
The ceremony took place in the central Plaza Catalunya, and has served to “give voice to the millions of animals who are abused and killed each year and who can not defend themselves.”
In the performance, participants have expressed completely naked, doused with artificial blood and piled on top of each other, as are the bodies of dead animals once they have started their skin.
The goal, according to animal rights is to raise awareness of the huge number of animals that are used to make one fur coat and hidden cruelty behind the fur industry.
“It has been wrongly associated with the use of leather garments with luxury and fashion and this is the thought that no change because if we get no demand, no supply. Currently, there are many ways to dress without having to snatch the skin and life to an animal, “said the director of AnimaNaturalis in Spain, Aida Gascón.
Minks, ferrets, foxes, rabbits, seals, otters, cows, chinchillas, China and even dogs and cats are part of the large group of animals that are killed for their skins turn on clothing or fashion accessories.
Annually, more than 60 million animals are slaughtered worldwide to trade in their skin, according Animanaturalis, which claims that to make one fur coat, you need to take the life of 20 foxes, wolves and lynx, 70 minks or rabbits and 300 chinchillas.
It is for this reason that Animanaturalis has formally requested El Corte Inglés to stop the sale of animal fur in their stores, but has received no response, why has launched a campaign against the company, to change its practices .
“The abandonment of fur coats is a global trend that can not be stopped or delayed. For ethical reasons, El Corte Ingles should stop selling these products, even before the public to stop eating altogether”.
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