Chanel Bans Fur and Exotic Skins!

In a monumental victory for animals, Chanel announced that it had banned fur and exotic skins—including crocodile, lizard, and snake skin! This move follows decades of pressure from PETA and means that countless animals will be spared a miserable life and a painful, violent death. Chanel joins Armani, Burberry, Coach, Donatella Versace, Gucci, John Galliano, Michael Kors, and hundreds of other designers and retailers that have ditched fur from their designs. The company is also the first luxury fashion house to ban exotic skins. It joins brands such as ASOS, bebe, H&M, Nike, Nine West, Overstock.com, PUMA, Topshop, and Victoria’s Secret in doing so. Help us keep the momentum going by urging Need Supply to ban fur and LVMH to drop exotic skins from Louis Vuitton and all its other brands.

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind