Reptiles Killed for Their Skin

<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";
mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">A PETA investigation shows
crocodiles crammed into concrete pits and alligators packed into filthy
pools—all slaughtered to make luxury accessories such as the Hermès Birkin

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mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">rom Texas to Zimbabwe, PETA
investigators documented the appalling conditions in which animals are raised
and/or killed for “luxury” Birkin bags, belts, and watchbands. Alligators
are packed in dank pools and crocodiles are crowded in barren concrete pits for
months or even years before finally being slaughtered for their skins.<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times New Roman"">A PETA investigator documented that workers crudely hacked
into the necks of some alligators and tried to scramble their brains with metal
rods—all in the name of “luxury.” Some animals were still conscious, flailing
and kicking, even minutes after workers tried to kill them.