Body Painted ‘Reptiles’ Protest Louis Vuitton’s Exotic-Skin Bags

News Staff

Palm Desert, CA

Wearing little more than green and brown body paint, two "bloody" PETA "crocodiles" hung out of an over-sized purse that proclaims, "Louis Vuitton: A Look That Kills," outside the Louis Vuitton store in Palm Desert on Wednesday. The demonstration takes aim at the retailer’s month-long campaign promoting exotic-skin bags.

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"Every crocodile-skin handbag represents the hideously gruesome death of a sensitive animal," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "PETA is calling on shoppers to keep reptiles’ blood off their hands by choosing vegan clothing and accessories."

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PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to wear," urged shoppers to not buy the exotic high-end bags by directing shoppers to a gruesome video, claiming to have supplied the skins to a tannery owned by Louis Vuitton’s parent company, LVMH.

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