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September 12, 2020 - PETA

Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein Owner Ditches Exotic Skins

Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein Owner Ditches Exotic Skins
Crocodiles being skinnedCredit: PETA

Animals have claimed a historic victory as fashion retail giant PVH Corp.—the parent company of Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and others—has announced a ban on exotic-animal skins across all its brands!

This win comes after a decade of pushing from PETA US and will prevent countless snakes, crocodiles, ostriches, and other animals from being warehoused and killed in the fashion industry for their skin.

Every crocodile-skin or snakeskin purse, belt, or shoe is made from skinning someone who didn’t want to die a violent, bloody, and painful death. PETA and our affiliates have documented and exposed that in the exotic-skins industry, alligators’ necks are hacked open and metal rods are shoved into their heads; snakes are pumped full of water to loosen their skin, which is then peeled off, often while they’re still conscious; and feathers are yanked out of ostriches while they’re still alive.

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