Lauren Sánchez Invited to Donate $100,000 Crocodile Birkin Bag to PETA’s Atrocity Museum

For immediate release:
August 5, 2022

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Robin Goist 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Virginia. – After seeing lauren Sanchez leaving the Ham Yard Hotel on Wednesday with a $100,000 crocodile-skin Birkin bag on his arm, PETA sent him a letter this afternoon urging him to donate the testifies to the human decimation of animal lifeat the Group’s Animal Atrocities Museum. The letter includes an offer to replace the Birkin bag with an elegant, innovative and human bag vegan crocodile skin bag from a high-end designer like Stella McCartney.

“[C]Rocodiles are fascinating and intelligent animals that use tools, communicate through body language and sounds, love to play (yes!), and are excellent mothers who are fiercely protective of their young,” writes PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. . “I hope you agree that your Birkin bag belongs to the Animal Atrocities Museum, and your donation would help educate children and adults about the exotic skins industry and show that you value kindness over cruelty. “

At least three crocodiles must endure agony to make just one Hermes bag: Video footage released by Kindness Project shows crocodiles at farms owned by Hermes and one of its suppliers confined in concrete enclosures, electrocuted, stabbed , shot and mutilated with screwdrivers. PETA’s expose on Hermès’ suppliers found that workers cut the animals as they struggled to escape and stabbed the still conscious animals to try to dislocate their vertebrae. The animals continued to move for several minutes after these kill attempts. Burberry, Caroline Herrera, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Jean paul Gaultier, and many other brands have now banned all exotic skins.

PETA — whose motto says, in part, “animals are not ours to bear” — opposes speciesism, a human supremacist worldview that encourages violence against other animals. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, FacebookWhere instagram.

PETA’s letter to Sanchez follows.

August 5, 2022

Dear Mrs. Sánchez:

Cheers. I write on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals US – PETA entities have over 9 million members and supporters worldwide, and PETA US is the largest animal rights organization in the world. I thought you looked gorgeous in the picture I saw of you walking out of the Ham Yard hotel, except for that crocodile-skin Birkin bag. Please let me explain: nowadays, when London Zoo has placed such a bag in his exhibition of crocodiles to point out that the acquisition of wild animal skin accessories harms animals and that Chanel, Burberry and other fashion houses have banned all exotic skin items – I urge you not to spoil your good looks by bearing such testimony to the human decimation of animal life. There is something you can do to help.

First off, can we give you a fabulous vegan crocodile skin bag to wear proudly and make a ‘compassion in fashion’ statement for others to follow? Second, would you please donate the Birkin bag to our Animal Atrocities Museum? It would be a wonderful (and tax-deductible) thing to do for animal welfare. Blondie donated her furs, as did Mariah Carey, and we have other horrors like a colobus monkey coat, alligator briefcase, steel trap, circus bear whip, and cowhide ornament. seal of a mother seal and a baby seal.

Many people don’t know that crocodiles are fascinating and intelligent animals that use tools, communicate through body language and sounds, love to play (yes!) and are excellent mothers who are fiercely protective of their young. But crocodiles bred for their skin are factory-bred, often confined for months or even years in dirty, sterile concrete pits before being pirated for their skins. You need a strong stomach to watch our videos of workers attempting to kill animals by cutting their necks and shoving metal rods into their backs while they were still alive.

Animal-free textiles are revolutionizing the fashion industry. Stella McCartney, for example, creates beautiful vegan bags, including a snakeskin print handbag, and Minuit sur Terre offers exotic skin bags made from cereals and recycled plastic bottles. There is a growing demand for animal- and planet-friendly products created from pineapples, mushrooms, apples, cacti and other plant-based materials.

I hope you agree that your Birkin bag belongs to the Animal Atrocities Museum and that your donation would help educate children and adults about the exotic skins industry and show that you value kindness over cruelty. We will praise you to the skies.

Thanks for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincere friendships,

Ingrid Newkirk

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