Helen Flanagan: Exotic Skins Belong in the Jungle!

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Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan unveiled her sexy new PETA ad today in London’s Covent Garden in order to make an unforgettable statement against the cruelty of using exotic skins in fashion. The sultry image, shot by top celebrity photographer Trevor Leighton, reveals her versatility as an actor – because, although she made her name playing Manchester-born Rosie Webster, here she stars as a jungle-dwelling reptile!

Helen, who has just been crowned FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the UK, was keen to make the point that you don’t need to wear dead animal parts to turn heads. She watched PETA US’ hard-hitting exposé of what happens to snakes, alligators and other exotic animals killed for their skins, which shows animals who were nailed to trees, bludgeoned with hammers and skinned alive. And knew she had to speak out.

Helen Flanagan PETA Ad

“Spring is the perfect time to clean the cruelty from our closets”, Helen says. “I know when people see the footage of how animals killed for their skins suffer, they won’t want anything to do with the exotic-skins industry and will join me in leaving wildlife out of their wardrobes.”

Please follow Helen’s example by pledging to shed all exotic skins from your wardrobe and sharing the video with anyone who hasn’t yet heard about the intense cruelty of this industry.


  • DOREEN STRATTON commented on May 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm


  • Sandra Graham commented on May 23, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    There is no need to strip these animals of their fur…. the fur fits the animals better than it ever did the humans who parade around wearing it… it needs to stop NOW!!!!!

  • Maggie Cranfield commented on May 23, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    It’s so cruel and pointless, leave them alone.

  • lorraine commented on May 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    isn’t this a little two faced here by Peta as Helen ate bugs, animals etc in the jungle. This is a vegan and vegetarian support group so why show someone who eat meat, bugs whatever here.

  • Veronica May commented on May 23, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    This was heartbreaking watching this. There is no need for it whatsoever and it is so cruel. Leave the poor animals alone, please.The whole thing is pointless and causes suffering. We don’t need to wear anything to do with animal skin or fur

  • lorraine commented on May 24, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I will no longer support PETA in anyway shape or form until the celebs they have promoting the website are vegetarian or vegans as Helen is a meat eater and only her promotional shoot for this I was advised that the shoes she is wearing are made of leather and apparently according to a fan of hers she uses LV bags which are made of leather so until Peta can confirm that this isn’t the case then they have lost me and a lot of my friends support.

  • sarah sexton commented on May 31, 2013 at 7:49 am

    I don’t understand why Peta is using this woman for publicity, she eats meat and has said she has no problem with wearing skin of animals, apparently its only exotic animals that get her support, I support viva and animal aid, but will not support Peta any more, I just don’t get it, maybe Peta could tell us the thought processe behind this, apart from annoying life long supporters that is.

  • Mark love commented on June 9, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Helen Flanagan !! Really ? A meat eating , leather wearing , self publicity seeker. Thousands of PETA supporters and people who are not members but support the campaign against exotic skins will really find your collective decision, or inability to research your PR choices. Whilst I appreciate any PR is good PR. I really do think you should consider your thought process and decision making regarding non vegan sympathisers. I joined PETA tonight because I am Vegan and previously Vegetarian for 30 years now, I thoroughly support the cause as way as many other animal causes. Straight to the point, please sort it out.

  • tony lane commented on June 10, 2013 at 11:17 am

    it needs to be stopped right now. and punish the offenders in the only way that they understand, and that is to stop these creatures from ever breeding.

  • john gilchrist commented on June 10, 2013 at 11:50 am

    appalling cruelty in the name of fashion is absolutely unacceptable in any so-called civilised society. The fashion houses that sell such products made from the skins of these wonderful creatures with which WE share the planet should be hounded and exposed, with the same ruthlessness as their suppliers show towards the animals!! Greed, vanity and cruelty – an absolutely deadly combination, and the fashion houses share a great responsibility for the havoc being wreaked on these creatures. Enough is enough.

  • chander kumar soni commented on June 10, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    oh god,
    please give some sense of humanity to animal killers.

  • anne kildae commented on June 14, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I really admire peta and the work it has done over the years, but I have never understood it’s infatuation with celebrities. Unless it’s someone like morissey or paul mccartney, using famous people who don’ t support peta’s mission 100% hurts their cause. Using someone like a kardashian is ridiculous.

  • nik commented on June 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Thank you PETA and Helen for continuing to bring attention to this important issue!

  • Mig Alves commented on June 26, 2013 at 8:23 am

    This is a SHOCKING wake up, and i must say that having this young lady on board should not piss off others – this sounds like a BIG wake up to her as well, cut her some slack people, the focus here is to get this out there in the world to wake people up, so let her help, thats what we are all here for, to support and share.
    The horrific pain and suffering these critters are going through :-( :-( is disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Marilyn commented on July 10, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Good Lord ! My Heart Cries for these Poor Innocent Victims , that have been put here on Earth to Love and Care for :( . This has to Stop !! This is a Cruel Thought , but I fear the only way to Stop this Cruelty , is to Sweep all the Cruel and Torturous people Off of the Planet ! This is why I have no use for most people . I Love All Animals <3 <3 .

  • Sarah commented on March 9, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Do these celebrities wear leather which is as bad and are hey all vegetarian? Pointless otherwise and defeats the authenticity of PETA

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