'How many lives just for a coat?': 'Blood-soaked' animal rights activists stage 'heap of carcasses' lie-in during gruesome protest against fur trade

  • Dozens of campaigners stripped naked and piled together to imitate a heap of animal carcasses in Barcelona
  • Luisa Escribano, 53, and her daughter Barbara, 21, held up a sign reading: 'How many lives just for a coat?'
  • Europe produces 70 percent of the world's mink fur and 63 percent of its fox fur, according to campaigners 

Spanish animal rights activists stripped naked and covered themselves in fake blood as part of a gruesome protest against the fur industry.

Dozens of campaigners piled together to imitate a heap of animal carcasses in an area popular with tourists in Barcelona.

In the middle of the activists, Luisa Escribano, 53, and her daughter Barbara, 21, held up a sign reading: 'How many lives just for a coat?'

Luisa said: 'It is very important to draw attention to what happens to the animals, and which goes largely unnoticed. They suffer and die on farms, but their lives matter for me and my family.'

Each year over 60 million animals - including over 32 million in the EU - are killed around the world to make coats and other items from their skin, according to international animal rights group AnimaNaturalis which staged the demonstration.

Europe produces 70 percent of the world's mink fur and 63 percent of its fox fur, according to the group. Denmark and Finland are the world's largest producers and exporters of mink and fox fur. Other major producers are Russia, Canada, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Gruesome: Spanish animal rights activists have staged a lie-in as part of protests against the fur industry in Europe

Dozens of campaigners stripped naked and piled together to imitate a heap of animal carcasses in an area popular with tourists in Barcelona

Naked and covered in fake blood, protesters lay on the street to replicate a heap of carcasses as part of a campaign against the fur industry

Each year over 60 million animals - including over 32 million in the EU - are killed around the world to make coats and other items from their skin, according to international animal rights group AnimaNaturalis which staged the demonstration

In the middle of the activists, Luisa Escribano, 53, and her daughter Barbara, 21, held up a sign reading: 'How many lives just for a coat?

Europe produces 70 percent of the world's mink fur and 63 percent of its fox fur, according to the protesters

Denmark and Finland are the world's largest producers and exporters of mink and fox fur. Other major producers are Russia, Canada, Sweden and the Netherlands

Making a point: Naked animal rights activists covered with fake blood denounce the use of animal skins and fur

Animal rights activists Anima Naturalis stage a naked protest against the use of leather and fur in the textile industry in Barcelona

The campaign group, AnimaNaturalis created a mountain of bodies in the middle of Barcelona to represent a pile of dead animals

Tourists looked on in surprise as more than 100 activists stripped naked and daubed themselves with fake blood to protest about the leather and fur coat industry

Luisa (holding the sign with her daughter) said it was 'very important to draw attention to what happens to the animals, and which goes largely unnoticed'

Shocked tourists watched as more than a hundred activists huddled together on the ground, covering themselves in fake blood

Male and female campaigners staged a lie-in protest in the heart of Barcelona to the surprose of tourists walking past

The campaigners stayed in position even as night began to fall in Barcelona. The were protesting against the use of leather and fur in the textile industry

 

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