Photos: Flood of ‘Blood’ Hits New Bond Street for Protest Against Use of Animal Skins During Fashion Week
For Immediate Release:
17 September 2015
Sascha Camilli +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 235; [email protected]
PHOTOS: FLOOD OF ‘BLOOD’ HITS NEW BOND STREET FOR PROTEST AGAINST USE OF ANIMAL SKINS DURING FASHION WEEK
PETA Highlights Deadly and Bloody Use of Animals’ Skins for ‘Luxury’ Accessories
London – Brandishing handbags that drip with blood, a group of models joined PETA today, the eve of London Fashion Week, for a graphic protest against the violent exotic-skins industry.
“Fashion should be beautiful, not bloody”, says PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi. “PETA is calling on kind people everywhere to skip the deadly snakeskin stilettos, crocodile handbags and calfskin shoes in favour of modern cruelty-free vegan fashion.”
As documented by PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – exotic animals, such as snakes, alligators and crocodiles, are skinned alive, beaten to death or killed in other cruel ways for their skins. A recent PETA exposé of farms that supply crocodile and alligator skins to Hermès-owned tanneries revealed that one farm sawed open alligators’ necks, and some of the animals were still moving minutes after the crude attempt to slaughter them.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.