Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Groups Call for Designers to End Using Snake and Crocodile Skin

This quote found below sums it up: "Anyone who wears exotic skins is giving money toward unimaginable cruelties such as alligators and snakes being whacked on their heads with hammers or machetes, and then skinned while still conscious," she said.

Article:

Catwalk call to ban snake and crocodile skin fashion

http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1571142007

LOUISE BARNETT

ANIMAL-rights campaigners yesterday criticised the use of snake and crocodile skins in designer fashion.

It follows the appearance of exotic animal skins in recent catwalk shows.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched an anti-exotic animal skins advert which shows a reptile carrying a handbag. Several fashion designers included snakeskin in their recent bag, shoe and clothing collections.

PETA's Europe director, Poorva Joshipura, said the use of exotic skins in fashion was putting the animals in danger of extinction.

"Anyone who wears exotic skins is giving money toward unimaginable cruelties such as alligators and snakes being whacked on their heads with hammers or machetes, and then skinned while still conscious," she said.
"Beautiful synthetics are plentiful and used by progressive designers like Stella McCartney and Marc Bouwer. It's easy to choose faux and have a look that kills without killing animals."

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