Horrific new videos released by the Kindness Project show crocodiles on farms owned by Hermès and its suppliers, chained to concrete pens, electrocuted, stabbed, shot and mutilated with screwdrivers – some still conscious. In response, PETA supporters clutching bloody designer bags and carrying posters of shocking crocodile images taken from a Kindness Project video raided Hermès’ flagship store in New York to pressure the company to ban exotic skins.
The PETA demonstration was part of a massive international campaign by animal rights organizations that saw protests around the world, including in Australia, England, France, Germany and Spain, as well as a global digital hashtag protest. #DropCroc…
The exotic leather industry is a bloody and brutal business. Hermès must end factory animal breeding and join Chanel, Jil Sander and many more designers in ditching exotic animal skins in favor of innovative, ethical and sustainable materials that prevent anyone from suffering horrific living conditions and violent deaths.
PETA’s work to inspire HermAnds ban exotic skins
To pressure executives from within, PETA became a shareholder in Hermès in 2015 after exposing the brutality of reptile farms in Texas and Zimbabwe that supplied Hermès-owned tannery. In 2016, a PETA revelation revealed the suffering of young ostriches at Hermès’ exclusive ostrich leather supplier.
Take action for animals now
We will not stop until the company makes a conscious decision to ban all exotic skins. You can support our efforts by encouraging him to do the following:
Tell Hermès to stop selling exotic skins