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|Originally Posted: 14 April 2010|
Ask Hermès to Stop Killing Alligators, Crocodiles, Lizards and Snakes for Cold-Blooded Vanity
Please take a moment to tell Hermès that if the company really wants to be a leader in the fashion industry, it should stop killing alligators, crocodiles, lizards and snakes for cold-blooded vanity.
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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
High-end fashion house Hermès continues to use exotic-animal skins in its designs, despite the cruelty and suffering that alligators, crocodiles, lizards, and snakes must endure in order for the company to produce a single shoe or bag.
Millions of reptiles are slaughtered each year so that their
skins can be turned into accessories. Animals used for their
skins are often skinned alive or bludgeoned to death with blunt
objects. Animal welfare is simply not a consideration for those
who hunt, poach, and factory-farm these animals. Famed actor
Joaquin Phoenix exposes the cold-blooded cruelty of the
exotic-skins trade in a
shocking new PETA video. In the video
footage, live snakes are nailed to trees by their heads, and
alligators are bludgeoned with metal bats before their skin is
torn off their bodies.
Nike, H&M, and Overstock.com have already agreed not to sell exotic-animal skins. With so many stylish and cruelty-free alternatives available, such as fake snake and mock croc, there's no excuse for using animal skins.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!