Sexy ‘Snakes’ Sss-lam Skins

Published by PETA.

PETA’s naked “snakes” have been spotted recently on both coasts, drawing attention to the cruelty inflicted on scaly species who are killed for their skins. Not since Rebecca Romijn slinked around in painted-on scales as Mystique for the X-Men trilogy have people found reptiles so alluring.


In New Haven, Connecticut, many appreciative Yale students were drawn in by this sultry snake. One woman was so moved that she penned a poem about the display.
Media buzzed around our demo in Santa Cruz, California, as crews from The Santa Cruz Sentinel, Metro Santa Cruz, KSMS-TV, and Inside Santa Cruz lined up to interview the demonstrators, who pointed out that animal skins are not “eco-chic.”
Our sexy “snake” and a team of supporters braved the cold rain to bare the facts—that snakes and alligators suffer when they’re skinned alive for their hides.
Thanks to everyone who’s helping to tip the scales in favor of kindness over killing.


Written by Karin Bennett

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