Bear Masks and Bare Bodies Hit London

Published by PETA.

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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