PETA Statement: Chanel to Ban Exotic Skins After Years of PETA Pressure

For Immediate Release:
December 3, 2018

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Paris – Below, please find a statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman in response to reports that Chanel is banning exotic skins and fur.

The champagne corks are popping at PETA, thanks to Chanel’s announcement that it’s kicking fur and exotic skins—including crocodile, lizard, and snake skin—to the curb. For decades, PETA has called on the brand to opt for luxury, cruelty-free fashion that no animal had to suffer and die for, and now it’s time for other companies, like Louis Vuitton, to follow the lead of the iconic double C’s and do the same.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear,” and more information is available at PETA.org.

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