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Bear Masks and Bare Bodies Hit London

Written by PETA | June 8, 2009

While I’m told there was thunder booming throughout London early yesterday morning, the real storming was taking place around St. Paul’s cathedral, where 100 PETA Europe demonstrators sprawled across the steps wearing nothing but blood-red paint and bear masks.

 

MoD Demo

 

MoD Demo

 

MoD Demo

 

The naked demonstrators were there to protest the continued use of real bearskin for The Queen’s Guards’ ceremonial caps. Bears killed for the caps may suffer for days in traps or die of blood loss or infection after being shot. When mother bears are killed, their orphaned cubs are easy prey for predators—if they don’t starve to death first.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • more mercy says:

    Fabulous!

  • Kathy Kron says:

    Please Britain prove that you are a civilized country and discontinue this cruel and unneccessary practive. Faux fur is very realistic looking and even if it weren’t who cares. I know most people would rather see fake fur than to know of the horrible suffering the bears must endure just for a stupid hat! Shameful!!!! Kathy