Samuel Hubbard Shoe Company Stops Buying, Using Exotic Skins

After learning about PETA Asia’s exotic-skins investigations—which revealed that snakes in Vietnam are confined and then killed by being inflated with compressed air and that crocodiles are electroshocked, stabbed with a metal blade, inflated, and then likely skinned alive—the Samuel Hubbard Shoe Company confirmed that it no longer buys or uses exotic skins. Raising and killing exotic animals for “luxury” fashion items can increase the risk of outbreaks of dangerous diseases such as COVID-19. Urge Louis Vuitton to drop exotic skins, too.

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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