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Please Urge Jimmy Choo & Other Designers to Ditch Exotic Skins

October 8, 2010

Immediate, please sign and send TWO automatic messages:


Recent undercover footage obtained by Swiss TV station Schweizer Fernsehen shows snakes as they are skinned alive and crocodiles, alligators, and other reptiles as they are bludgeoned to death with hammers before their mutilated bodies are thrown onto a bloody pile. This investigation mimics what was found in undercover investigations in Indonesia and in the U.S. It can take hours for these animals to die. Although many people might not be as familiar with reptiles as they are with the dogs and cats they share their lives with, reptiles suffer every bit as much when they are beaten, abused, and killed.

And let me tell you how a python jacket is often made. Snakes are taken from the wild to be skinned … this takes place in Africa, South east Asia and India. The snake is starved to make the skin looser  –  but there is another, even more terrible stage in the process.

A tube is put down the python’s throat and it is inflated with water to stretch the skin on the still-living animal.

Then he is nailed by his head to a tree and the skin is sliced off. The snake is then left in a heap to die. This can take several days.  Daily Mail

A growing number of designers, including Stella McCartney and Marc Bouwer, have chosen to create wonderful work without using exotic-animal skins. After receiving video footage from PETA, several companies—including Nike (and its affiliate Cole Haan), H&M, Victoria’s Secret, and—implemented policies banning exotic-animal skins.

Please take a few moments to urge Jimmy Choo to exclude exotic skins from its collections HERE and also please sign Designers, stop using Exotic Skins.

A small amount of your time will make a huge difference for these animals who are too often forgotten.

Warning, graphic footage



8 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    October 8, 2010 1:50 pm

    jimmy choo et al
    shame on you
    is this the best
    that you can do?
    how would you like
    it, if it were your skin
    pulled from you alive,
    to adorn the vain, frivolous
    and “in”
    you can create your art
    in compassionate ways
    with humane alternatives
    so the skin on exotic
    animals, stays!!!!


  2. October 8, 2010 3:08 pm

    det er folk som er til bake stående som gjø r slikt mot dyr!!!!


  3. CATHALA permalink
    October 8, 2010 11:33 pm

    Stop d’utiliser le cuir c’est un scandale


  4. christine Hibbens permalink
    October 30, 2010 4:34 am

    Appalling,Disgusting,Cruel end it now……………


  5. wendy shaw permalink
    October 30, 2010 4:36 am

    Never necessary to murder and skin alive sentient beings they are not here for US to torture farm and use their skin for trivial clothing,handbags and shoes….
    END IT NOW……


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