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PETA US conducted an eyewitness investigation into the exotic-skins trade and found live reptiles sawed open and left to bleed to death on farms that supply skins to luxury brand Hermès.
From Texas to Zimbabwe, PETA investigators documented the appalling conditions in which animals are raised and/or killed for “luxury” Birkin bags, belts, and watchbands. Alligators are packed in dank pools and crocodiles are crowded in barren concrete pits for months or even years before finally being slaughtered for their skins. A PETA investigator documented that workers crudely hacked into the necks of some alligators and tried to scramble their brains with metal rods—all in the name of “luxury.” Some animals were still conscious, flailing and kicking, even minutes after workers tried to kill them.
Alligator skins are turned into "luxury" items such as watch straps, while crocodile belly skins are used to make items such as the Hermès-designed "Birkin" and "Kelly" handbags, which can cost £30,000 or more. It takes two or three crocodiles to make just one handbag.
Please speak out for these animals! Use the form below to send a message to Hermès management demanding that the company stop selling items made from alligator and crocodile skins.