Naked animal rights campaigners protest in Leeds

An animal rights protest group used shock tactics to target Leeds shoppers today in a bid to raise awareness of abusive practices in the wool industry.

Tuesday, 8th November 2016, 12:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:19 pm

Three nearly-naked models from PETA donned body paint to represent bruised and bloodied sheep, with one covering her chest with a model of a dead lamb outisde the city’s Victoria Quarter on Tuesday.

The PETA members were protesting against alleged mistreatment of the animals during the wool shearing process.

Director Elisa Allen said:

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“When every single PETA exposé of the wool industry has revealed petrified sheep with bloody wounds and broken limbs, there’s simply no excuse to wear wool – especially when there are so many innovative vegan fabrics to choose from.”

The group’s international investigations claim to have recorded cruelty including live skinning at 37 locations across three continents.