Will This Naked, ‘Bleeding’ Activist Persuade Hermès to Ditch Reptile Skins?

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Last week, a shocking PETA US investigation revealed how live reptiles are sawn open on farms that supply “luxury” retailer Hermès.

This week, one bold activist made a memorable statement outside the Hermès store at The Royal Exchange in London to highlight the cruelty that goes into making Kelly and Birkin bags.

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Naked, body-painted like a crocodile and lying in a pool of “blood”, Harriet, a PETA supporter, made sure nobody could miss her protest. She says:

After watching PETA US’ footage showing the abuse and pain endured by crocodiles and alligators before they’re killed for Hermès, I knew I had to do something. This kind of cruelty can never be justified in the name of fashion.

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PETA US’ investigator visited farms in Zimbabwe and Texas that supply crocodile and alligator skins to Hermès-owned tanneries. The investigator found that reptiles were trapped in barren and severely crowded pits. One farm manager sawed open alligators’ necks – the animals were still moving minutes after the crude attempt to slaughter them.

Here’s the harrowing video:

We’re calling on Hermès to stop profiting from these animals’ miserable lives and deaths by taking exotic skins off its shelves for good.

Please join us by sending a message to the store today:

Comments

  • Billie Everett-Mackenzie commented on July 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    I’m in London, if you want more people to join you I’m in! This is disgraceful, it makes my stomach churn. Together we can stop it I know we can x

  • kath gibson commented on July 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    So disgusting and so cruel

  • Frank Wills commented on July 1, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    NOT ACCEPTABLE

  • Shay west commented on July 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Topshop!!!!??? What? This must be a very recent decision then….because my daughter bought a real-leather coat n i phone cover earlier this year!!! And….the do real-fur trim on certain products! Stuff top shop….dont believe it! LIARS!!!

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