31 Mar '16, 1pm

@petauk

@petauk

Draped with a “corpse” and carrying a mock ostrich-skin handbag, this bold activist drew attention to the shocking ostrich-skin industry in a striking protest in London this morning. The bag pictured mirrors those made by Hermès and Prada, which are “status symbols” for wealthy customers willing to part with thousands of pounds for a single ostrich-skin accessory. The origin of the leather used for these “luxury” handbags would shock even the most hardened fashionistas. South Africa – where these intelligent, sensitive animals are intensively farmed for their skins – is the ostrich-killing capital of the world. The farm featured in this PETA US investigation is the exclusive supplier of the infamous Hermès Birkin bags. Investigators saw juvenile birds tightly packed into open-topped vehicles for the terrifying journey to slaughter. Once the animals reach the abattoir, work...

Full article: http://www.peta.org.uk/blog/photos-protest-ostrich-skin-h...

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