After PETA US exposed how live alligators and crocodiles are sawn open on farms that supply luxury retailer Hermès in order to make products such as Kelly and Birkin bags, a curious sight has been appearing outside Hermès’ stores all around the world.
Body-painted activists, dripping with “blood”, are making a bold statement against cruel fashion and urging shoppers not to buy accessories made by abusing and killing animals. Scroll down to see the latest action!
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Lisbon, 10 November 2015
— PETA UK (@PETAUK) November 10, 2015
Monte Carlo, 9 November 2015
— PETA UK (@PETAUK) November 9, 2015
Vienna, 5 November 2015
— PETA Deutschland (@PETADeutschland) November 5, 2015
Oslo, 24 September 2015
Spotted in Oslo! Another “blood”-spattered “reptile” lies on the pavement outside Hermès.
Stockholm, 23 September 2015
The “reptile tour” arrives in Stockholm, Sweden!
Moscow, 21 September 2015
Happening NOW in #Moscow: PETA protesting Hermès.
— PETA UK (@PETAUK) September 21, 2015
Brighton resident Daryna Milgevska travelled to Russia to join PETA in calling on Hermès to stop profiting from these animals’ miserable lives and deaths.
Luxembourg, 14 September 2015
— PETA UK (@PETAUK) September 14, 2015
Brussels, 2 September 2015
Belgian TV star Lesley-Ann Poppe teamed up with PETA UK and GAIA for this striking protest.
Toronto, 2 September 2015
— PETA (@peta) September 2, 2015
Barcelona, 31 August 2015
Hamburg, 26 August 2015
Quite a crowd turned out to see international actor Alexandra Kamp making a statment for reptiles outside the Hermès store in Hamburg!
Bern, 21 August 2015
PETA Germany brought the eye-catching demonstration to the Hermès outlet in the Swiss capital, Bern.
— Der Bund (@derbund) August 21, 2015
Mexico City, 5 August 2015
Copenhagen, 3 August 2015
We teamed up with Danish group Anima to draw a crowd in Denmark’s capital.
Milan, 30 July 2015
Tokyo, 30 July 2015
Green-painted PETA Asia activists turn heads in Japan outside Hermès’ store in the Ginza area of Tokyo.
Berlin, 29 July 2015
A PETA Germany “crocodile” protests against cruel fashion on Berlin’s famous Kurfürstendamm.
Amsterdam, 22 July 2015
This PETA supporter lay in a pool of “blood” outside the Bijenkorf – where Hermes sells its products – on the famous Dam Square in Amsterdam
Chicago, 21 July 2015
— PETA (@peta) July 23, 2015
Dublin, 16 July 2015
Denver, 16 July 2015
Vancouver, 10 July 2015
— PETA (@peta) July 10, 2015
Paris, 2 July 2015
Los Angeles, 1 July 2015
In Beverley Hills, sportscaster, television personality and model Bonnie-Jill Laflin teamed up with PETA US to lend her voice – and body – to shed light on the captivity and murder of thousands of alligators who are factory-farmed for Birkin bags, belts, and watchbands sold by Hermès.
London, July 1 2015
Harriet said of her protest: “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. This is what they found: