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Stunning New Exotic Skins Ad

Written by PETA | October 11, 2007

A couple of weeks ago, The Daily Mail reported on the bloody reality behind the sick new trend in the fashion industry of wearing reptiles on the runway, with the headline “Pythons Skinned and Left to Die.” The article describes the procedure that monsters like Naomi Campbell are trying to make popular as follows:

“Blood-stained hands untie a wriggling sack and pull out a ten-foot long python. The snake is stunned with a blow to the head from the back of a machete and a hose pipe expertly forced between its jaws. Next, the water is turned on and the reptile fills up — swelling like a balloon. … Then its head is impaled on a meat hook, a couple of quick incisions follow, and the now-loosened skin peeled off with a series of brutal tugs.”

To help draw attention to this industry, the beautiful Lisa B unveiled her new ad for PETA UK today. Check it out — it really is something special.

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  • ME says:

    peta! you are great! i am vegan and am doing a project on factory farming and wondered if you could help?!

  • Jay says:

    Having a pet snake myself I know that they are certainly smarter than most people think. He feels anger fear and pain just as well as any human. Vanity is no excuse for monstrosity!

  • Mr. Chief says:

    This title is a bit misleading.

  • Ana says:

    Well said Ariel!!! I have to agree.

  • Susannah S says:

    You know many people think that reptiles have no feelings no personality no redeeming features at all. When I was kid in West Virginia I had a black snake six feet long living at my house. I named him Spike. His tail had been run over by a bicycle and I had found him injured in the road. I brought him home much to my mother’s chagrain and bandaged his tail with an Ace bandage. The tail healed but it crooked after that so that Spike looked a little like a crowbar. Spike loved to curl around my arm to get warm and he would get up and look in my face as if really curious about what kind of creature I was. My Mom was afraid of him but he never bit anyone although he did eat mice if he found them. He lived with us for several months and was released back into the woods. I’m writing this now just to tell you that it was an amazing experience for a little kid having this big snake for a friend. I never saw him again but among the many animals that my brother and I rescued from hunters from cars in the road from malicious boys with BB guns Spike sticks in my memory today as a beautiful dignified forever wild creature so alien and different from our species and such an elegant ambassador for his. The very idea that a creature like this should end up as a wallet makes me nauseated and very very sad.

  • Susannah S says:

    To John Seligman “The snake is becoming a pest throughout the Florida Everglades.” Hmmm. THEY might say the same about PEOPLE!

  • evelyn klein says:

    I believe someone from an Animal Rights org. should be at the bullriding contests. The Brazilian tie is a left handed tie and is pulled so tight the bull can barely breathe and they hurt so bad they lie down in the shute. Also some of the cowboys soak their rope so it pulls on the bulls skin and hurts so they can ride for 8 sec. If you can’t ride fairly then get out of the ring.

  • Susannah S says:

    This is a great ad very well done. It expresses without words or any need to explain and it shows the true nature of that awful “trade” from the snake’s point of view. Naomi Campbell and company There is NO legitimate reason to wear anyone’s skin but your own and when you do so you are practicing and condoning animal cruelty.

  • Ariel says:

    To know that there is no end to the types of maniacal unconscienable barbarians living among us. I’m convinced they HAVE to be a species of subhumans.

  • V.Soto says:

    Thank you for posting this article. I figured that the cruel business of turning live animals into shoes purses or whatever had to be horrendous… but after reading the different practices that are employed to separate the animals from their skins puts everything into perspective. I feel so bad for these animals that are robbed of their skin and left to suffer horribly and die.

  • keith says:

    J.S. whom created the so called problem snakes in the ‘ Glades ‘ why irresponsible human kind. who buy exotic pets And when they become a problem or no longer wanted Abandon the ‘ same.’ Natural numbers of species are controlled by the pecking order.

  • John Seligman says:

    I was at the unveiling yesterday at the end of New Bond Street across from Burberry which I must say was very interesting. Funny enough there was a woman wrapped in a large fur coat. With the snake itself though I believe that how they perform the skinning is quite cruel and there should be a new method especailly if they contiue to practice. The snake however is becomming a pest throughout the Florida Everglades it is dominating all wildlife including that of the aligators.

  • Ana says:

    Powerful!

  • carolyn says:

    that is just sick whoever kills reptiles like this is fucked in the head stupid idiots have no morals!!

  • Becci says:

    Holy crap that is DISGUSTING. I had no idea that’s how reptile skins were made. Not that I’d wear them anyway but ew.

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter says:

    LISA B You are one amazing woman. Your heart and soul are as beautiful as you are. Thank you for speaking out for the voiceless.

  • Carla says:

    How can anyone want to wear reptile! This is 2007 not 1950′s. Naomi Campbell maybe pretty but her compassion is ugly! She minds well be the killer and others like her. How can these murderers sleep at night? Answer they have no souls.

  • keith says:

    It just never ends does it ! vanity vanity all for vanity.

  • keith says:

    It just never ends does it ! vanity vanity all is vanity.

  • Allen says:

    I read that article and I think the most shocking part is that the snakes who are skinned alive and discarded can take days to finally die. Can you imagine!?! Laying there in agony for days without any skin?

  • FREE BURMA says:

    I just opened the PETA Website and what i see Such a wonderful ad my compliments! Lisa B is a very fine Lady and superb!!! I got tears in my eyes! Thank you!