Mango Bans Fur and Exotic Skins
“Although we aren’t as familiar with minks, foxes, snakes and alligators as we are with the cats and dogs with whom we share our lives, these animals suffer every bit as much when beaten, skinned alive and killed”, says PETA Manager Mimi Bekhechi. “We’re asking retailers worldwide to follow Mango’s lead and allow fur and exotic skins to remain on their original owners – the animals.”
Each year, millions of minks, foxes, coyotes, rabbits and even dogs and cats are bludgeoned to death, electrocuted, strangled with wire nooses or skinned alive – all in the name of fashion. For every cuff, collar, piece of trim or coat made from real fur, an animal suffered a miserable life and an agonising death.
In Africa, Asia and the US, exotic animals – including snakes, lizards, alligators and crocodiles – are hunted or raised and killed specifically for their skins. Alligators and crocodiles killed for their skins are stabbed in the neck with a metal chisel or bludgeoned with metal bats. PETA Asia’s undercover investigations have shown that live snakes are nailed to trees by their heads before their skins are torn off their writhing bodies. They can suffer for hours before they die.