By John Smith • 02 December 2019 • 12:50
Image of the Casa de Cultura in Girona.
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SUPPORTERS of the Spanish organisation for the defence of animal rights, AnimaNaturalis arrived in Barcelona last Sunday to protest about the use of fur in the fashion industry.
100 participants stripped naked, sprinkled themselves with artificial blood and piled on top of each other, to imitate the bodies of lifeless animals once their skin or fur has been removed.
Cristina Ibáñez, coordinator of AnimaNaturalis in Barcelona said, “More and more modern countries prohibit fur farms, but our country even avoids discussing the issue. It is time to equate Spanish legislation with that of other European countries” then added “dressing in animal skins is not only inefficient and anachronistic, but intensely cruel to animals.”
Many major fashion houses have ceased the use of fur and animal skins in their collections and from 2020 Prada will be joining other companies such as Versace, Chanel, Armani, Calvin Klein as well as Spanish designer Adolfo Dominguez in a fur free environment.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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