PETA Urges Burberry to Ban Alligator and Snake Skins at Annual Meeting
“Will Burberry be true to its commitment to be ‘a force for good in the world’ and stop sourcing exotic skins?” That’s the question a PETA representative will ask tomorrow on behalf of PETA US – which purchased stock in the fashion company last year during the COVID-19 market downturn – at Burberry’s annual meeting in London on Wednesday, 14 July.
Today’s customers want conscious, cruelty-free materials – not the skin of a tortured animal. PETA is calling on Burberry to join Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, and other designers in giving exotic skins the boot.
Why Burberry Should Drop Exotic Skins
Burberry policy currently allows the company to use “Ayers, python and alligator” skins. However, a recent PETA Asia exposé has revealed stomach-churning cruelty towards these animals for the sake of handbags.
The exposé shows that workers cut a hole in snakes’ heads or tails and inflate them with an air compressor, causing them to suffocate to death.
Alligators are commonly kept in fetid water inside dank, dark sheds until workers hack their necks open and shove a metal rod up into their brains, often while they’re still conscious.
Exotic Skins Are a Risk to Public Health
Conservation experts have also warned that confining and slaughtering wild animals in unsanitary conditions creates breeding grounds for viruses like the novel coronavirus.
Help Animals Killed for Their Skin
Please don’t support this suffering. Never buy bags, belts, or other accessories made with exotic skins. There are so many humane, eco-friendly vegan materials available today that there’s no excuse to wear or sell exotic skins.