Sunday, 18 November 2007

Say No to Exotic Skins

Shot by renowned photographer Trevor Leighton, PETA aims to let people know that every bag, shoe or jacket made from exotic skins comes with a high price – and it's paid for by animals who are ripped from their jungle homes and cruelly killed.

Every year, millions of snakes, lizards, alligators and crocodiles are killed for heartless fashions. Ranched alligators are kept in tiny structures – with up to 600 inhabiting one building – which reek of rancid meat, alligator waste and stagnant water. Although alligators may naturally live up to 60 years, alligators on farms are usually butchered before their fourth birthday. Alligators on farms are often beaten with hammers and sometimes take up to two hours to die.

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