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Victoria Beckham’s Bags Are a ‘Croc’

Written by PETA | September 8, 2011

While fashion designer Victoria Beckham, aka “Posh Spice,” has vowed that none of her collections will ever include a stitch of fur, for which we thank and praise her, she has been silent on the subject of whether or not her new handbag collection will contain the skins of crocodiles, snakes, and other reptiles killed for fashion. And with the fashion diva’s New York City runway show coming up this weekend, even the New York Daily News called her out for keeping mum on PETA’s inquiries.


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In a recent letter to Beckham, PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews described the horrors of the exotic-skins trade as shown in a PETA video narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix and described how farmed reptiles are beaten over the head before being skinned alive. Snakes are either nailed to trees or poles by their heads or have water forced down their throats to loosen their skin before they, too, are skinned alive.

Beckham has stated that her bags adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), but PETA explained that CITES aims only to prevent a species from going extinct and has nothing to do with the atrocious ways in which animals are confined and killed.

Bags, belts, shoes, and watchbands made from high-fashion pleather abound, so there’s never been a better time to give leather and exotic-animal skins the boot. In the meantime, we’ll keep doing our best to get Posh to dump the croc.

 

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • jeannette says:

    Never mind the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Any animal that suffers being killed while it is alive for its SKIN is BARBARIC. I believed that you of all people would have respect for animals….I have lost all RESPECT FOR YOU NOW!! anyone who that uses animal skin or fur should be ashamed of their selves Please do the right thing and leave the skin on the animals they belong too!!!

  • Ioana Cristina Pop says:

    It’s a crime to kill any animal for Fashion! Stop NOW, Victoria Beckham and all the other designers!

  • carol says:

    victoria beckham please donot use real skins for your products please.i am asking you to consider how painfull it is for the animals.you have dogs dont you? would you wear their fur?

  • Elena Amanatidis says:

    SHAME ON YOU VICTORIA BECKHAM!!!!!!!!! STOP THE KILLING OF ANIMALS….. Stop the KILLING of living creatures…… Shame on you Victoria Beckham!!!!!!!! Take your own Skin for your fashion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sandra Goeldner says:

    Victoria, these animals get skinned alive for their fur and skin!! Please be an idol and don’t support this crime!

  • Julie says:

    Please stop with the cruelty, we are destroying our planet! Stop this stupid search for fur, you’re truly making bags out of blood…STOP PLEASE

  • Mary DeMarchi says:

    I won’t buy products where an animal has died or suffered for the production or testing of it. Killing & torturing animals is not fashion, nor is it glamorous, it’s hidious & insane.

  • Me says:

    Aimls killed for fashion should be a crime! Get real and get over yourself!

  • Liz says:

    I have faith in her!!!!!

  • MILLIE MARTIN says:

    Dear Posh I love your style and how you stand for family but I ask you also PLEASE stand up against cruelty to animals and this is just like using fur, which I know you are against. Thank you for reading my comment, Millie Martin and Bass

  • debra reeve says:

    just because there not cute and cuddly dose,nt mean they should be killed for there skin. these stars will do whatever suits them at the time , they have no feelings for anything but there own selfish selves.

  • Patricia Lahn says:

    Its cruelty and terrible to kill any animal for Fashion! Stop Victoria Beckham and the other Designers!

  • Linda Ames says:

    Stop the Killing for Fashion….

  • Sharon Nunez (Jamaica) says:

    What is with these people…how would they like to be skinned alive..

  • Jorge Garcia says:

    Well she should know better. than that.

  • rebecca finn says:

    Please, there is no need for any type of Animal skin in any clothing, bag’s, the skin/fur is for the use on the animal, not for fashion.

  • Cristina Cassinelli says:

    I wont buy any products from a company that uses fur, skin, or any other parts of animals

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