Macy’s Bans Exotic Skins

There’s another nail in the exotic-skin industry’s coffin: Following talks with PETA, Macy’s confirmed that it no longer sells exotic skins! This is exciting news, because PETA exposés have revealed industry workers’ abuse of animals, including decapitating live lizards in Indonesia, hitting terrified ostriches in the face in South Africa, repetitively shooting alligators in Texas, and inflating pythons with air in Vietnam. Please help us urge Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès to follow Macy’s lead and stop selling exotic skins.

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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