Anti-Fur Activists Get Naked in South Korea

Anti-fur activists with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals held a nude demonstration in Seoul, South Korea, to protest fur.

Lisa Franzetta and Christina Cho painted their bodies with leopard prints and carried signs reading, “Only Animals Should Wear Fur.”

The protest lasted only briefly, however, before police showed up and forced the two into a police car. The Chosun Ilbo quoted an unnamed police officer as saying,

We thought about charging them with a criminal count of putting on an obscene performance, but we judged that to be too severe, so we are considering plans to write them up for a misdemeanor such as exposure and deporting them.

Sources:

Animal rights group plans naked rally Friday. The Chosun Ilbo, January 6, 2005.

Naked Animal Rights’ Rally Grinds Downtown Seoul to a Halt. The Chosun Ilbo, January 7, 2005.

Activists protest fur clothing in downtown Seoul? The China Post, January 8, 2005.

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