Jil Sander Bans Exotic-Animal Skins

Luxury clothing brand Jil Sander banned exotic-animal skins after learning from PETA that in the exotic-skins industry, workers violently handle ostriches, electrically stun them, and slit their throats, as well as cutting open alligators’ and crocodiles’ necks and jamming metal rods down their spines. Jil Sander joins Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, Vivienne Westwood, and Victoria Beckham—among numerous others—in making the compassionate decision no longer to use exotic-animal skins in their designs, thereby helping snakes and other reptiles who are slit open and skinned while they’re still alive. Please urge LVMH to follow suit and shed exotic skins from Louis Vuitton and all its other brands immediately.

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