Karl Lagerfeld Bans Exotic-Animal Skins

Iconic brand Karl Lagerfeld banned exotic-animal skins after learning from PETA that workers in the exotic-skins industry nail fully conscious snakes to trees and cut open their bodies, ostriches are electrically stunned and their throats are slit, and metal rods are jammed down crocodiles’ spines while they’re still alive. Karl Lagerfeld joins Jil Sander, Chanel, Brooks Brothers, Diane von Furstenberg, Victoria Beckham, and many others that have made the compassionate decision to stop using exotic-animal skins in their designs. Please help us urge LVMH to follow their lead.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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