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18/11/2011

INDONESIA |

The grisly truth behind fashion’s reptile skin trade…

This shocking report from Journeyman has already been forcing change at the highest levels of Swiss politics. Travelling to Indonesia , it reveals the brutal roots of the world’s luxury reptile skin industry.

For the image-conscious elite, snake skin handbags come at a price, but not with a conscience. Tracing the supply chain back to its violent origins, it appears even protected reptiles are not safe. In the rudimentary slaughterhouses instant death is not guaranteed and often the snakes are skinned alive!! (*OMG!)

Laws exist to prevent this, but they are easily circumvented. With illegal snake skin supplying the major fashion houses the industry has a lot of power, which the UN regulating body has failed to control.

We really believe that fashion needs to move forward with the times and find new alternatives to animal products!… Why can’t they just screen print the animal skin onto fabrics/etc??… Is it really necesary to continue these barbaric acts in order to make your Jimmy ChooDonna Karan / Mulberry / Gucci / Prada / Cavalli / YSL or Versace stand out for just a stinking season?!!?…

Watch the documentary after the jump & let us know what you think…

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Let’s get a discussion going right here on Scrambler!

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Source: Journeyman

Photo by: Guido Mocafico

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