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A petition urging Gucci, Prada, and Louis Vuitton to ban exotic animal skins has exceeded 36,000 signatures.
Animal-rights charity PETA, who created the petition, lately warned elevating unique animals for vogue ‘might spark the following pandemic’.
A ‘main breeding floor’
“Many alligators and crocodiles who’re raised on farms for his or her pores and skin are stored crowded collectively in extremely unhygienic circumstances, one on high of the opposite in pens of putrid water,” the group wrote.
“This creates a doubtlessly severe main breeding floor for a lot of zoonotic pathogens (causative brokers of ailments that may unfold from different animals to people), together with salmonella, vibrio, Aeromonas spp., Pseudomonas spp., E. coli, trichinella, West Nile virus, and others—all of which crocodilians have been discovered to hold and doubtlessly move on to people.”
Unique animal skins
A slew of vogue homes have already ditched unique animal skins from their collections, together with Mulberry, Diane von Furstenberg, Paul Smith, Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood, and most lately, Karl Lagerfeld.
“Karl Lagerfeld has taken a business-savvy step by discontinuing using skins stolen from wild animals, and the corporate could avoid wasting human lives within the course of,” PETA director of company initiatives, Yvonne Taylor, mentioned in an announcement despatched to Plant Based mostly Information.
“Sort buyers can do their half by choosing the newest fashions in vegan clothes and accessories, understanding that no animal was killed for them.”
You possibly can signal the petition here