displayed the carcasses of about 100 foxes, rabbits, minks, lambs, chickens
and pigs in central Madrid Sunday in a protest against the treatment of
Madrid Fur Demo 09
all dressed in white, gathered in the Puerta del Sol square, in the heart
of the capital's tourist district, each carrying one of the dead animals.
The protest was called to mark International Animal Rights Day and "call
attention to the terrible life that each of these animals seem to have,"
said the Animal Equality association, which organised protest.
had retrieved the carcasses from farms, slaughterhouses and game reserves
around the country, they said.
December 10, Human Rights Day is celebrated around the world. For many years
Animal Rights Day has also been celebrated, to show that animals that do
not belong to the human species also deserve respect," it said in a
December the 6th, Igualdad Animal / Animal Equality, have carried out a
demo with more than one hundred activists each one holding and showing to
society the dead bodies of animals exploited in farms. We showed pigs, minks,
a cat, a fox, lambs, hens, chickens, fishes... all obtained from farms or
silent throughout except one voice explaining what all those animals had
to endure during their life and how they died and read a manifesto for animal
rights and veganism. Everything was very emotive and all the activists made
an emotional connection with the victims they were holding making visible
the injustice they all suffered.
reacted very well, they took it as a serious thing and even
some of them were crying.
coverage has been excellent. It has been publcised in
Russia, Norway, Belgium, France, Italy, USA, Slovakia, Spain, England, Poland,
can see the photo gallery at:
a Reuters photo gallery at:
you'll find a video made with protest carried out in 2008:
here is another one from a news agency:
can read some of the media coverage from different countries
through the following links:
| La Stampa
Madrid: exposition de dépouilles animales