PETA are calling for a boycott of Hermès which sells luxury bags and belts using skin from reptiles. Alligators and crocodiles are factory farmed and brutally slaughtered for 'luxury' fashion.
PETA investigated the conditions in which crocodiles and alligators were kept on leather farms, in Texas and Zimbabwe. It found that "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." The animals are killed at a young age, often when they are just one, and using inhumane methods. They are often shot or cut into while still conscious and able to feel pain.
"There is no justification for supporting such blatant cruelty." The campaign asks its supporters to contact Hermès demanding that it stop buying and selling crocodile and alligator skin accessories, and saying that it will be boycotting the company until them.