28 Aug '15, 4pm

Hermès Says It’s Talking With Jane Birkin About Crocodile Leather Used In Namesake HandBags

Birkin — an actress based in France who is the mother of actress Charlotte Gainsbourg — demanded her name be removed from the bags, which sell for anywhere from $9,400 to $68,000, after watching the footage in July. She told Hermès to rename the bags until better practices replace the “cruel” methods used at some slaughtering facilities. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said some workers at the farm were told to cut into 500 conscious alligators with knives when the bolt gun didn’t work, among other alleged mistreatment.

Full article: http://consumerist.com/2015/08/28/hermes-says-its-talking...

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