PETA’s ‘Reptiles’ Attack New York Fashion Week

Published by Michelle Carr.

© Michael Starkey

What happens when you take a group of women painted like pythons with a unified compassionate message and put them outside of New York Fashion Week? Well, you get lots of cameras flashing and heads turning.

© Michael Starkey

© Michael Starkey

© Michael Starkey

As revealed in an exposé narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix, in order to make handbags and shoes, snakes are commonly nailed to trees and skinned alive and alligators and lizards are bludgeoned with hammers. It can take several agonizing hours for the animals to die, usually from shock or dehydration. Reptiles may be cold-blooded, but wearing their skins is cold-hearted.

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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