Recent undercover footage obtained by Swiss TV station Schweizer Fernsehen :
shows snakes as they are skinned alive and crocodiles, alligators, and other reptiles as they are bludgeoned to death with hammers before their mutilated bodies are thrown onto a bloody pile.
This investigation mimics the cruelty that we found in undercover investigations in Indonesia and the U.S., as seen in this brief PETA video narrated by Joaquin Phoenix here :
- Because of the inherent cruelty in the exotic-skins trade, a growing list of designers, including Stella McCartney and Marc Bower, have chosen to create wonderful works without supporting the trade.
- And after receiving video footage from PETA, several companies, including Nike (and its affiliate Cole Haan), H&M, Victoria's Secret, and Overstock.com, also implemented policies banning the use of exotic-animal skins.
Despite knowing that animals suffer so severely in the exotic skins trade, designer Jimmy Choo
continues to use exotic skins in his works.
Please click here: https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3335
to urge Choo to exclude exotic skins from his collections.
Thank you for all that you do to help animals.