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Barcelona Fur Protest, Jan 2008

Nearly 130 animal rights activists staged a naked protest Sunday outside a cathedral in Spain's northeastern city of Barcelona to denounce the torture and slaying of animals to make fur coats.

Representing the average number of animals it takes to make a fur coat, the men and women, covered in red paint that resembled blood, lay down and curled up on the steps of the gothic Cathedral of Santa Eulalia in the heart of Barcelona.

"Nowadays it is not necessary to kill animals to get their fur. Animals need their fur, we don't," international animal rights group AnimaNaturalis, which staged the demonstration, said in a statement.


Spain along with Greece, Germany and Italy are key manufacturers of fur garments, according to the group. Fur farms in Spain are located mainly in the north of the country, while the fur clothing industry is found mostly in the Catalonia region where Barcelona is located.


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