Prada Group Bans Kangaroo Leather 

For Immediate Release:
12 August 2020


Sascha Camilli +44 (0) 20 7923 6244; [email protected]

Prada Group Bans Kangaroo Leather 
PETA Urges Fashion Giant to Leave All Exotic Animals out of Its Collections

London – Luxury fashion company Prada Group – owner of Prada, Miu Miu, Car Shoe, and Church’s – has confirmed to Italian animal rights organisation LAV that it has banned the use of kangaroo skin in all its future collections. In response, PETA is renewing its call for the group to commit to a total ban on all exotic skins, including ostrich, lizard, crocodile, alligator, and snake.

“Behind every accessory made with kangaroo leather or other exotic skins is a sentient animal who died a horrifying death,” says PETA Director of Corporate Projects Yvonne Taylor. “Prada Group’s decision will spare kangaroos immense suffering – and PETA calls on the company to extend its compassion to all exotic animals.”

Following graphic photos of charred kangaroos and reports that habitats were decimated by bushfires in Australia earlier this year, more and more people have been demanding an end to the country’s government-sanctioned slaughter, in which kangaroos are shot and in which injured animals – as well as orphaned joeys – are decapitated or hit sharply on the head to “destroy the brain” before their skins are torn off so they can be exported and made into accessories.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – has released several exposés of the exotic-skins industry. Alligators are kept in fetid water inside dank, dark sheds before their necks are hacked open and metal rods are shoved into their heads in an attempt to scramble their brains, often while they’re fully conscious. One-year-old ostriches are transported by lorry to abattoirs, where workers turn them upside down in a stunner, slit their throats, and pluck their feathers. And snakes are commonly nailed to trees before their bodies are cut open from one end to the other as they’re skinned alive.

Top designers and retailers that have banned exotic skins include Chanel, Victoria Beckham, Paul Smith, Diane von Furstenberg, and Selfridges.

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