With Peta along with Chanel, Westwood, von Furstenberg, Beckham
Following a meeting with Peta USA, the luxury brand Jil Sander undertook to stop selling bags, wallets, purses, and other items in exotic animal skins like alligators, crocodiles, ostriches, lizards and snakes.
The Maison has adopted the policy against the sale of angora wool since 2015. To note is a statement of the same association of animal rights.
“There is a violent death behind each bag or shoe of crocodile, alligator, snake, ostrich or lizard” recalls the director of Peta Elisa Allen in the note.
“Jil Sander’s decision to ban exotic skins will save immense suffering to countless extraordinary animals. Peta asks other luxury brands to follow the compassionate example of this fashion house.” In the decision to ban the use of exotic skins, Jil Sander joins Vivienne Westwood, Diane von Furstenberg, Victoria Beckham and Chanel.
“Peta, whose motto reads, in part, that ‘animals are not ours to wear’, has published numerous complaints about the exotic skin industry.
The group revealed that alligators are kept in fetid waters in huts wet and dark, after which their neck is cut and a metal bar is inserted in the head, in an attempt to destroy his brain, often while they are still completely conscious.
One-year-old ostriches are transported by truck to the slaughterhouse, where the workers put them upside down in a stunner, cut their throats and tear their feathers, and snakes are normally nailed to trees, then their bodies are opened from side to side as they are skinned alive.
My comment: Experts have proven that crocodiles stay alive for a long time, even if their spine is damaged and they feel pain when their skin is peeled off. The skinning lasts 15-20 minutes and the animals are still conscious over this period.
The more we are pleased about this new, small success and we wish that other fashion designers not only leather but also fur finally pull out of their range.
If there is no more leather and no fur to buy, then both are soon history, as simple as that.
It is motivating to experience such successes.
This strengthens our courage to continue fighting for our clients.
My best regards to all, Venus