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‘Exotic’ Skins: Graphic Mistakes

Written by PETA | November 4, 2009

Do you know somebody who’s thinking about adding a Hermes crocodile-skin bag or a pair of Alexander McQueen snakeskin pumps to their Christmas wish list? If so, the graphic pictures below will probably have them sending Santa a plea for a Matt & Nat bag or a pair of MooShoes instead.



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Whether your bag, shoe, or jacket was made from exotic skins or sexy synthetics means the difference between life or death for animals. Snakes and alligators who are stripped of their skin are usually caught in the wild, often illegally, and their skin is ripped from their bodies while they are still alive. Because they are cold-blooded animals, they can suffer for hours or even days before they die.

If you need more proof that reptiles suffer when they are exploited for fashion, check this out.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • kuu says:

    so, a headless, organ-less reptile takes days to die? that a snake can live for a week when eviscerated? an allagator for days with no head? a lizard can live without skin and not die of stress?

  • ram says:

    i think god has given us brains so that we can protect all his other children

  • Canaduck says:

    Way to stay on topic stevie.

  • stevie says:

    I just got through watching your show an at the beging you said you were not one to believe in god but in your speaches you say “thank god” or things such as “in heaven an earth” in my opinion someone who does not believe in god should not use those words you would probibly say its a matter of speaking but for someone who says they do not believe in such a god shouldn’t say such things such as thankin him if they do not consider him a part of thier life to me that is stratiling the fence an you saying one thing but doing another such as in my words you say you dont believe an that is fine in your mind for yourself to have your own religion but why would you say thanks to someone who you dont believe in?

  • TrueHate says:

    Its so horrable. why why must the world be so cruel.

  • Jason says:

    Utter rubbish. The snakes aren’t left to suffer for days. The first picture clearly shows that the snake has had its neck wrung and common sense dictates that it may be a LITTLE hard to skin a live alligator. Although why anyone would want to wear snakeskin is beyond me.

  • maria jose rios says:

    i cannot believe this!!!!!!!!!! oh my gosh!!! mas info a mi mail please

  • Susan says:

    Evil sick vile. I cannot make out the human race all I can do is teach my children right from wrong and my god this is so wrong.

  • Sherry says:

    Wow. That is utterly sickening. It’s savage cruel and totally unnecessary. Hopefully the world will change someday soon.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    A graphic exhibition that reinforces the notion that humans are the demons of the earth and animals are the tortured souls. The fall of man perpetuates and exacerbates.

  • simara says:

    how could you hate an entire species? animals have more humanity than most humans I can count the cool REAL admirable people I know on my hand however I never met an animal I didn’t like let alone hate.If you spent quality time with a being you could learn to appreciate them.Clearly you just have not done so with snakes.Many years ago I thought I was just a “cat” person but after care taking for dogs i was blessed enough to experience the same nobility kindness adorableness wonder I did with any cat.This opened my heart to ALL animals.Each animal has something magnificent about them.We humans could learn a lot from them as far as how to be more evolved beings kinder beings more intune with the world we live in beings..I have no doubt that if I spent time with a cow or Zebra I would feel the same connections I do with dogs. cats rats mice snakes..I met a rescued pig the other week and he was sooooo sweet! So I doubt you really hate snakes.You just have not had the gift of getting to know any.

  • Michelle says:

    OMG that is horrible wearing skin clothes? is not sexy! why people buy furskin animals? it ugly to see dead animals only for some stuff purse shoe clothes etc. they should stop killing animal and wear free cruelty clothes plus is less experienced

  • Dman says:

    Ew I hate snakes

  • r says:

    This is the epitome of crude vicious exploitation. This is NOT glamor. These beautiful animals should be out basking in the sun not being crushed and skinned and left to suffer. What is wrong with people? When will they wake up??? EveryONE should see these pix video even those buying the faux versions to look “glamorous”. If this glamorous then screw it! I’ll take compassionate living ANY day!

  • Shari says:

    OH MY GOSH! This really hurts to look at! But it tells the truth. CRUELINHUMANECOLDBLOODED Thank you PETA for exposing this to the world! We must tell everyone about this!