PVH Bans Exotic-Animal Skins

PVH’s iconic brands, including Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, banned exotic-animal skins after learning from PETA that in the exotic-skins industry, workers handle ostriches violently, electrically stun them, and slit their throats, as well as cutting open alligators’ and crocodiles’ necks and jamming metal rods down their spines. PVH joins Brooks Brothers, Jil Sander, Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, Vivienne Westwood, and Victoria Beckham—among numerous others—in making this compassionate decision. We’re asking all brands that still sell exotic skins to ban these products of extreme cruelty. Please urge LVMH to follow suit and shed exotic skins from Louis Vuitton and all its other brands immediately.

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