The Society for the Protection of Animals (SPA) is preparing to launch a brilliant action to denounce the fur industry, as part of the 32nd National Day Against Fur, Friday in Montreal.
In front of the Hudson’s Bay store on Sainte-Catherine Street West, nude vegan and anti-species activists will hold a rally with only a poster against fur.
Through the event with the generic slogan “I would rather be naked than wear fur”, the SPCA wants to send the message on the need to boycott the fur industry.
In many countries, breeding for the exploitation of fur has been banned, while in Canada the industry continues to thrive, according to the organization.
“Over 85% of Canadian fur clothing manufacturing is located in Montreal,” the SPCA said in a statement Wednesday.
SPCA activists last year simulated in front of the same store in downtown Montreal a scene in which two women, prisoners in a metal cage and wearing a coat resembling fur, were sprayed with fake blood .
According to the Fur Institute of Canada, more than 1.7 million mink are killed each year on breeding farms across the country for the exploitation of their fur.