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Naked protesters cover themselves in fake blood in centre of Barcelona to show how many dead animals make a fur coat

NAKED protesters were seen covering themselves in fake blood in Barcelona’s city centre to show how many dead animals it takes to make a fur coat.

Around 50 animal rights activists took to Catalunya Square while Black Friday shoppers snagged bargains around them.

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One of the protesters held up a sign that asked: ‘How many deaths just for a coat?’[/caption]

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The protest was organised by the animal rights organisation Anima Naturalis[/caption]

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The protest consisted of dozens of activists lying on the ground while covered in fake blood[/caption]

The protest was organised by the animal rights organisation Anima Naturalis to make people aware of the “thousands of animals which are mistreated and murdered every year for the fur industry”.

The demonstrators demand Spanish authorities to ban the practice.

‘HOW MANY LIVES FOR A COAT?’

The protest consisted of dozens of activists lying on the ground while covered in fake blood as a sitting woman holding a sign shouted out “suffering is not elegant”.

Her sign read: “How many lives just for a coat?”

The incident was filmed in Catalunya Square in Barcelona in the north-eastern Spanish region of Catalonia and was later widely shared on social media.

The naked demonstration topped with fake blood was intended to show how animals look after being skinned for their fur, according to reports.

According to a spokesperson for Anima Naturalis, the animals most affected by the fur trade are minks, ferrets, foxes, seals, otters, cows and chinchillas.

Anima Naturalis said that cats and dogs are also used for clothing in China.

The group claimed that around 32million animals are sacrificed for their fur in Europe every year.

Since 2007, the UK, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Greece, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands have reportedly banned fur farming.

Demonstration organiser Cristina Ibanez said: “Our country (Spain) avoids discussing the matter and it is time to bring Spanish legislation in line with the rest of Europe.”

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The naked demonstration topped with fake blood was intended to show how animals look after being skinned for their fur[/caption]

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Around 50 animal rights activists took to Catalunya Square during Black Friday sales[/caption]

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The organisation claimed that around 32million animals are sacrificed for their fur in Europe every year[/caption]


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