WATCH: Shoppers Get Grisly Surprise When They Try to Buy These Animal-Skin Accessories

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Shoppers in a Bangkok shopping centre were in for a surprise when they entered this pop-up shop.

The shop, which was actually part of a clever campaign for PETA Asia from Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Bangkok, duped consumers looking for leather and exotic-skin goods by presenting normal-looking products, but when potential buyers examined the items, they were confronted with the grisly truth:

PETA Asia Snake Bag

PETA Asia Leather Campaign

PETA Asia Bag Image

After the shop’s bags were opened, consumers were confronted with a snake’s or a crocodile’s still-beating “heart” or an alligator’s “intestines” that contracted and expanded. Shoppers who tried on shoes or gloves soon realised that they’d been smeared with fake blood. (It washes off, of course!)

The campaign highlighted the fact that before animal skins reach shop shelves, animals endure misery, pain and fear and that many are skinned alive.

Every year, more than 1 billion animals are slaughtered in the global leather industry. And the exotic-skins industry claims the lives of millions of snakes, alligators, seals, zebras and other animals.

How would you react if confronted with the truth about the suffering behind every bag, belt, jacket or pair of gloves made from leather or exotic skins?

Help animals every time you shop by choosing compassionate, animal-free fashion.


  • Sue commented on April 30, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Brilliant idea, ban all real leather and skins. STOP animal cruelty now.

    • Gemma Jeva commented on May 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Completely agreee, ban all real leather and skins!

    • annabyworldwoman commented on May 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      You did good companies , did not think the animals are breeding specifically to kill them and then processed into a bag and other things . To so on

    • Alessandra Ferrari commented on May 31, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      Yes ban everything made from animals!

  • Christine Peat commented on April 30, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Animals go through hell for vanity. Fur and skin belong on animals not you or me Stop buying fur and leather

  • Frances commented on April 30, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Barbaric people who make animals suffer in this way should have the same done to them

  • Janet Harris commented on April 30, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    I’m glad I’m a veggitarian this is why I hate all leather goods

  • catherine caithness commented on April 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    This is a sure way to highlight what happens to animals , for humans to wear leather or skins.

  • Jenny commented on May 1, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Good work.

  • Jolly Agarwal commented on May 1, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    It is true that people rarely think before they buy , but these pictures & ads have definitely Shown the reality . Hope more people will give up using animal skin products.

    • Pete commented on May 27, 2016 at 6:48 am

      As if! you know those women have probably just gone to another shop to buy a normal leather bag!

  • Janet Jones commented on May 1, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    With technology and art. Shoes, handbags, belts, gloves and all other items of clothing and accessories can be replicated without using the real skin of an animal. Buying real leather goods which are expensive, lines the pockets of those condoning the death of the animals for profit. Greed makes people very selfish and they believe dressing in animal skin designed clothes makes them look important and fashionably superior to high street shoppers of cotton or synthetic clothes. Clothes doesn’t make the person. Character does.

  • vaishali commented on May 1, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    How can we stop this…y dont these companies are stopped by government. ..government is the only one who can stop all this…bt y dnt they do this….its really painful to face all such news..I really cried aftr watching these pictures. Plz sm one hlp! And take major action to stop it quick as possible!

  • Glenda Cereno Malle commented on May 2, 2016 at 4:53 am


  • Sue Milner commented on May 2, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Brilliant hard hitting idea. More of the same please.

  • Geraldine Daniels commented on May 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Don’t glamorise animal products delight rejoice and be proud to wear or use natural non killed fibres.

  • Lisa commented on May 2, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Beautiful animals need to be left alone. Wearing an animals skin or fur makes you ugly. …. Please educate yourself before you buy because quite simply a precious animal died for you

  • Karen Packman commented on May 7, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Shockingly brilliant. Let’s do this all around the world!

  • joceleyne cotrel commented on May 9, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Oh what a wonderful way to alert people to the suffering of animals. Absolutely brilliant. Hope we sell less and less real leather and save more animals from dreadful death.

  • Ivone Nance commented on May 11, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Amazing idea!

  • Theresa Fielder commented on May 11, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    All stores should show this

  • Helen Lockwood commented on May 15, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    you know i was doing research on animal ethicality when i ran across this website ->
    and it was really disgusting; looking at some hate group. What peta is doing is very good, and I am in full support

  • DEFIBRILATOR commented on May 19, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Yummy.. Lets eat them all.
    Animal is lesser beings. just like plants.

    • Sheila Muncaster commented on May 31, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Animals are not lesser beings, they have feelings and feel pain just as we do if anything they are far superior to us they aren’t destroying this once beautiful earth as we who should know better are. Tell me who are the lesser beings !

    • Jan commented on June 8, 2016 at 10:11 am

      People like you are the lesser beings! Obviously no compassion and just selfish and thinks everything belongs to them, and now trying to get attention with your stupid comment that they are like plants…. do plants have blood, eyes, skin, fur…. go get some sleep – it might bring some common sense to your brain!

  • Eunice Johnston commented on May 20, 2016 at 11:36 am

    All of these products should come with a picture of the animal after it’s been butchered. That might put people off.

  • Tamara Thompson commented on May 20, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Well done PETA!!!

  • Marni commented on May 20, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Good for you . LIttle by little I hear clothing companies ending the selling of fur, just because of those who will not stop fighting to end this barbaric practice. KEEP FIGHTING!
    the new fashion is compassion

  • janet mortell commented on May 29, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I would still buy animal products but only when they are a by product of humanely slaughtered animals from the meat industry, I know many will object to my comment but at least the animals have not died in vain nor have they been barbarically mutilated in the name of fashion. I hope this campaign and its shocking reality check goes worldwide and has a big impact on peoples perception of the cruelty used so that they can have their fashionable attire.

    • mally commented on June 5, 2016 at 7:24 am

      Janet, sorry to disappoint but the animals used for leather are a whole different set of animals than the meat industry, so yes, you are still buying the skin of an animal wo died in vain.
      Plus – what would you consider ‘humane slaughter’? Can ANY slaugher be considered humane? If you think so, you might want to consider your definition of ‘humane’. Why not educate yourself more by checking out more info on the PETA site or at the ADAPTT website?

      • DEFIBRILATOR commented on June 30, 2016 at 9:37 am

        Any slaughter is a humane slaughter if they consumed effectively with minimal pain to the animal.
        I’m getting steak for a lunch and veggies for dinner. Your overzealous behavior gets funnier and funnier.

  • Wietse Haak commented on May 29, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    What a great way to show the truth!! Well done . It might put a few people to think.

  • Julia commented on May 29, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    To stop animal cruelty

  • Lesley phillips commented on May 29, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Excellent !
    Why should animals suffer for people to satisfy a fashion urge !
    Or anything else ! They have a right to a happy life and a long life .
    No need for any suffering

  • Valerie Mason commented on May 29, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Skin belongs on the animals not us.

  • Sophie commented on May 29, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Can’t believe what just witnessed that’s awful . I am s strict vegetarian & find things like this awful

  • Jim Vaughan commented on May 31, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Inspired campaign! You can see from the shoppers faces, it really made them stop and think about the cruelty behind the “beauty” (or maybe just vanity).

  • Krishna Sodha commented on June 1, 2016 at 8:58 am

    This is so sickly and extremely cruel. All Poor animals & reptiles, plus any other Exoctic species should be left alone. They have a heart too. Humans keep your hands off these animals.

  • Tess Francis commented on June 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Purse is the best campaign ever!

  • Jan commented on June 8, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I think Peta are doing great work and not afraid to show the reality. Any animal product is cruel which is why I’m happy to be Vegan.

  • Pam Elliott commented on July 15, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    I cant believe this cruelty still going on for the sake of fashion!!! Disgraceful well done to peta for highlighting this abomination! The evil people perpetrate on defenceless animals shames humankind And us a stain on us all for allowing it!!!

  • Sarah commented on August 11, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    I really want to have an info table with leaflets and more to raise awareness. ..can you advise and help me please!!

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