After meeting with PETA, luxury shoe brand Alexandre Birman confirmed that it will no longer source exotic skins beginning on January 1, 2021. The news follows a ban on exotic skins by PVH, the parent company of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. Raising and killing exotic animals for “luxury” fashion items can increase the risk of outbreaks of dangerous diseases like COVID-19. Help PETA end the exotic-skins trade by demanding that Hermès stop selling items made from crocodile and alligator skins.
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind