Photos: ‘Bloody’ PETA Supporters ‘Skinned’ Outside Louis Vuitton

Photos: ‘Bloody’ PETA Supporters ‘Skinned’ Outside Louis Vuitton

London – Dressed in bodysuits to look like snakes and dripping with “blood”, PETA supporters were strung up and “cut open” while screaming  at Louis Vuitton’s doors alongside a banner proclaiming, “Louis Vuitton Exposed: Pythons Cut Open With Razorblades”. The action is the latest from the group, which is demanding that the brand ban exotic skins, as Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carolina Herrera, and other designers have already done.

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“Behind every snakeskin bag or shoe is a vulnerable animal who felt pain and fear and didn’t want to die,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA is calling on Louis Vuitton to join the vegan fashion revolution and ditch the cruelty.”

recently released PETA Asia investigation into Indonesian slaughterhouses that supply snakes’ skins for Louis Vuitton’s owner, LVMH, revealed horrific cruelty to animals, as workers bashed pythons repeatedly on the head with hammers, suspended them by ropes to gantries, and rammed hoses into their mouths to inflate them with water. Footage showed at least one snake’s tail moving while a worker cut the animal’s skin with a razorblade.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.


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