Sexy ‘Reptiles’ to Hit Fashion Week With ‘Save Our Skins’ Plea

Green Bodypainted 'Pythons' Will Slither Near Toronto Eaton Centre

For Immediate Release:
March 14, 2014

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Toronto – Wearing little more than green bodypaint, five sexy PETA members made to look like pythons will slither near the Toronto Eaton Centre on Monday. The bodypainted beauties will encourage passersby—including those in town for Toronto Fashion Week—to leave wildlife out of their wardrobes.

When:   Monday, March 17, noon

Where:  On the southwest corner of Yonge and Dundas streets (near the Toronto Eaton Centre), Toronto

“I’ll gladly bare my skin to help snakes keep theirs,” says PETA “python” Emily Lavender. “Fashion Week is the perfect time to explore new trends—and thanks to designers such as Stella McCartney, cruelty-free fake snake is hotter than ever.”

McCartney’s faux-snakeskin designs have won the hearts of celebrities and everyday shoppers alike, and top retailers such as Topshop, Ann Taylor, Adidas, H&M, and Victoria’s Secret steer clear of exotic skins—for good reason. As PETA’s shocking exposé, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, reveals, reptiles die slowly and in agony before they’re turned into crocodile backpacks and python pumps.

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