Saturday, March 21, 2009
Animal-rights group in Spain strip to protest seal hunt
Around 100 people stripped naked and lay on the ground in a central Madrid square yesterday, pictured, as part of an international day of protest against Canada's annual seal hunt, due to resume next month. The members of animal rights group Equanimal smeared themselves in red liquid to signify a "massacre" of seals by Canada, where the annual seal hunt is due to resume in April. Some wore red underwear, others were totally nude. "We want to sensitize people to the fact that animals are capable of feeling and suffering like us, and to protest against the massacre of hundreds of thousands of seals which is about to begin in Canada," said spokeswoman Silvia Toval.
The painting is by Edward Lear