Photos: PETA ‘Crocodiles’ Descend on Hermès Store to Call For Exotic Skins Ban

Photos: PETA ‘Crocodiles’ Descend on Hermès Store to Call For Exotic Skins Ban

London – Today, in response to horrifying video footage released by Kindness Project, which shows crocodiles on farms in Australia with ties to Hermès confined to concrete pens, electrocuted, stabbed, shot, and mutilated with screwdrivers, two PETA supporters dressed in bodysuits and wearing striking Venetian crocodile masks descended on the brand’s New Bond Street store. The “crocodiles” also held signs reading, “Animals Die for Exotic Skins” and “Hermès: Bin Crocodile Skin”.

The demonstration is part of a massive international campaign by animal rights organisations that will feature protests in countries from Australia and Austria to Spain and Switzerland.

“Every crocodile-skin Hermès bag represents the pain of a tortured animal whose skin was torn from them,” says PETA Senior Campaigns Manager Kate Werner. “PETA is joining this huge push to get Hermès to drop exotic skins at last.”

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

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