Trendsetting U.K.-based retailer Topshop teamed up with PETA U.K. to make over the window of its Oxford Street flagship
store for the weekend and send a message to shoppers that exotic skins are not
in. (Take that, Beyoncé.)


In order to make
handbags, shoes, and Super Bowl halftime outfits,
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. Watch PETA’s shocking exposé, narrated by
Joaquin Phoenix
, to learn more about the suffering that lies behind those crocodile backpacks and python pumps. Reptiles may be cold-blooded, but wearing their skins is cold-hearted.

Please follow Topshop’s lead (it doesn’t
sell fur or exotic skins) and pledge to keep wildlife out of your wardrobe.

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Article source: PETA Files

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