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Naked Protesters Slam Fur Industry in Barcelona

Written by PETA | January 29, 2008

Seems like there’s been quite a bit of naked going on lately, especially with all the work that went into putting together this year’s glorious State of the Union Undress, but these images—from a recent anti-fur demonstration in Barcelona—are way too good to pass up. Dozens of activists gathered to draw attention to the cruelty of the fur industry on Monday, and the results are just incredibly compelling.

Check out the photo gallery here.

And there’s a nice piece about the event here.

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  • rocky says:

    i love your work

  • Desiree says:

    that is rather amazing!

  • William Allen says:

    How sad that you all have nothing better to do than make fools of yourselves by taking cheap shots at people who don’t think and act as you do. I’m embarrassed FOR these protesters…they’ve made themselves look like ignorant idiots by running around naked about an issue that really doesn’t concern them. I will grant them the fact that everyone is entitled to express their opinion but c’mon let’s do so in a more tasteful rational way. As far as PETA’s Worst Dressed List goes what a load of garbage. First of all if you all have nothing better to do with your time than to worry yourselves about what celebrities or anyone else for that matter decide to wear then you must lead a sad life. Secondly calling for celebs to donate their furs does absolutely nothing to solve this fictional “fur problem” that you all seem to think exists. What difference does it make if a celebrity is wearing fur or leather or any other person is wearing these items? It’s still being worn and animals are still being killed to provide the material. PETA should make a strong reevaluation and think about how these things are handled. No one will respect you if you fly off the handle every time someone acts differently than you do. Take a reality check and have some respect for yourselves by making yourselves look like the intelligent people that I’m sure you are. Furthermore back off everyone who has different ideas. Your tendency to attack people who eat meat wear fur etc seems a little hypocritical to your overall philosophy.

  • Shelley says:

    total respect for these people if anyone in syracuse New York is doing the same…let me know..I am there!

  • Rodrigo says:

    Well doneanimals are God creatures like usand we must respect their lives. muy bie.

  • Brandon Becker says:

    These are so much more effective than the “I’d Rather Go Naked” stunts. This is a good sexpositive use of nudity.

  • Susannah S says:

    Monserrat A beautiful post! How I wish YOU could address the big conclaves that decide the fate of the whales the Safari Club the fur trader’s associations the conventions for the pig farmers and beef cattle associations. You give me hope that people all over the world still care about the planet and ALL of its inhabitants. Thank you for your post.

  • Susannah S says:

    All right! Now this one has my wholehearted approval! I know that will surprise some of the folks here but in this protest it’s quite clear that the nudity represents the naked bodies of animals stripped of their fur. It’s moving and very very effective. There’s nothing salacious or lewd about it. Beautifully done!

  • Ana says:

    Courageous advocates and powerful demo!!! Muy bien!

  • Ana says:

    Michele absolutely right!!

  • thelma says:

    EXCELENTE EXCELENTE Muy bien hecho.

  • Michele says:

    Monserrat what you said was just so profound! Is the human race so insecure that they have to do whatever they can to “prove” their socalled superiority to other humans and to all nonhuman animals? And I think you got it exactly right when you talked about “preservation”. Many people think they are doing so much to help the earth when they recycle or when they buy vehicles with excellent fuel economy when in reality the key to preserving this entire planet animals included is to have respect for ALL animals plants and natural resources by not harming animals in ANY manner and by not being greedy and materialistic.

  • Susan says:

    In looking at the photos I found this protest very moving. It compelled me to comment….in the past I’ve posted a few comments here and there questioning the overusage of naked campaigns voicing the opinion that the tactics are often juvenile and in some instances take away from the seriousness of the issues at hand. But this protest is one of the most powerful I’ve seen. It visually conveys a vulnerability with the bodies curled mostly in a fetal position matched with a brutality expressed by the blood awash on the bodies. This evokes a visual reminder of the reality of the bodies of skinned animals left piled carelessly discarded after being torturously stripped of their coats for the fur trade. I am impressed by the courage of these people and hope their message was heard by many.

  • K says:

    Whoa that’s alotta naked people. Nice job protesters.

  • Niranjan says:

    Amazing demo! Thanks to all those volunteers to speak for those who can’t! I love you PETA!

  • Nikki Dyba says:

    I think we need to move on with the nakedness thing unfortunatley this does not have the power it did and basically brings out the perverts and yet again PETA gets the name of Radical fools. I shall forever be haunted by the video of the chinese fur skinning and the lasting impression of the skinned and bloodied animal trying to raise his head. This is what people need to see they need to open their eyes and see this is not an overstatement but an abomination.

  • bucky says:

    ok im a proud supporter of hunting and fishing but some of that stuff just sickens me if the animal dosnot have a fair chance that falls under cruelty

  • John Carmody says:

    Amazing

  • Mister Jingles says:

    Monserrat great post you have a great heart!

  • Monserrat says:

    Ive seen some images of how animals are killed for the only purpose of trading their fur and skin we think that as humans that we have the power of deciding over other species life and fate but I dont think the same I think that from all species we are the only one of not only destroying others but also our own and even the place we live the world. So we must ask ourselves which one is the best or the superior specie ours that only seems to destroy and accumulate richness or those that actually live and let live. We accumulate richness but what is richness what those nice coats means nothing its not even something alive but even though we worship it and even KILL for it. But whats the fault of those animals well they were stupid enough as for getting in our way that was their only mistake but even in that case why they should they suffer in the process of making a coat why should animals have to be tortured so we can pretend we feel well and cover our selfesteem gaps with material things. Why should their skin should be ripped out of their bodies while they are alive or why should they die in such an inhuman way what cant people see they beg for their lives why can people see those eyes that beg for a chance or at least for not dying in such a cruel way. Imagine we can really hear their cries imagine their desperate shouts for life and imagine their desperation. So we must ask ourselves who are the animals because I think we are the animals I think they deserve to live more than we do because at least they wont destroy every single life form they find in their way. And all these because of fashion we shouldnt need fashion to feel like someone we are someone even if our clothes are not made by the torturing of another life we are respected and seen as humans even if we are not dresses out of death. We can learn so much of other species we could learn how to share the world and live together but we can not even stand different people of our own specie we even judge other humans because of their skin color religion or political affiliation so we close our minds and just pretend that as our thoughts are more developed then we can decide over the worlds future well we already have decided and we have condemn it to die so how clever are we really why cant we just admit that we serve money as if it were something alive money its something we have created and even though it controls us so how smart is that? But I dont want to get to far from my topic I need to shout out this sadness of feeling guilty as a part of the human race of so much unnecessary death and inhumanity. We need to make a reflection about how branding luxury and fashion has made us part of these killings and make us think that only if the look as we are told to look then we can feel good because the only thing that should make us feel good should be life and its preservation and living! Actually living and letting live!!

  • Peace to You says:

    These people remind me of my generation protesting the war in Vietnam back in the 60’s. Some people thought we were crazy but our protesting made a difference. More power to you and keep up the good work. The world is watching!

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Amazing! They created an almost abstract piece of living art. Their dedication and determination shames me. Bravo Barcelona!

  • animalfriend says:

    this great post needs an elaborated reaction so i want to take some time on this subject here! these pictures are deeply impressive and forceful! kudos to all these loving souls on the cold winter ground sometimes angels come to us in different forms of disguisement this time they are naked men and women and there is even a pregnant woman among them! the best thing is that they are doing it in spain a country with many cold hearts towards animals! and they are using fur there as if they never would have heard anything about this horrible abuse of animals but i’m sure that these blessed souls shall move one or several hearts down there! vulnerability is our strongest weapon in this tough fight and i think that this time the message is clear because here in this cold and with all this ‘blood’ nobody is thinking at sex or so but this here is the naked truth and they are looking like skinned animals! my conclusion i love peta and their super courageous members they are unique clean body mind and spirit! claudia

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