PETA's Naked, Living 'Crocodiles' to Highlight Hideous Lives and Torturous Deaths at Vietnamese Suppliers
For Immediate Release:
January 10, 2017
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
San Francisco – What: Wearing little more than green and brown bodypaint, three PETA “crocodiles” will lie in a pool of “blood” outside a Louis Vuitton store on Wednesday. Flanked by an oversized purse that proclaims, “Louis Vuitton: A Look That Kills,” the protesters will call on shoppers to skip the retailer’s exotic-skin bags, watchbands, shoes, and other accessories.
When: Wednesday, January 11, 12 noon
Where: Louis Vuitton, 233 Geary St. (near Stockton Street), San Francisco
The action comes on the heels of a new PETA video exposé of crocodile farms in Vietnam—including two that say they have supplied skins to a tannery owned by Louis Vuitton’s parent company, LVMH. PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—released eyewitness footage showing that reptiles lie motionless in thousands of tiny concrete cells, some shorter than their own bodies, and that workers hack into thrashing crocodiles’ necks and ram metal rods down their spines as blood pours from the wounds.
“Every crocodile-skin handbag represents the hideously gruesome death of a sensitive animal,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is calling on every decent human being to refuse to purchase any such cruelly produced accessories.”
For more information, please visit PETA.org.