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PETA Protests Luxury Goods store in Financial District in SF
On Tuesday August 11th 2015 People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA struck again in downtown San Francisco at a store called Hermès.
The event titled “‘Bloody’ PETA ‘Reptile’ in San Francisco to Protest Hermès Horror: Live Animals Sawed Open,” was graphic. Hermès sell’s luxury clothes and accessories for women and men. They also sell’s items for people who like to ride horses. Hermès also sell’s jewelry and fragrances. In an article by CBS News the “Birkin Bag,” are made from alligator or crocodile animal skins. The “Birkin Bag’s, can sometimes be seen in the hands of people like the Kardashians, and range in price from $10,000 to $150,000. The bag is named after English actress and singer Jane Birkin, and her works are based out of France.
PETA has “documented workers at ‘Hermès suppliers’ crudely hacking into the necks of some alligators and then they scramble their brains with metal rods—all in the name of “luxury.” Some animals were still conscious, flailing and kicking, even minutes after workers tried to kill them.”
More information about their investigation can be found here. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/price-of-luxury-storied-brand-tied-to-animal-abuses/
PETA, through video and pictures, have provided proof that the store Hermès are mistreating animals to make luxury bags. Video and picture scan be found at these links, but on PETA’s website it says the video will be removed in 6 months.
Pictures of Abuse
Video of Abuse
Since Hermès has a store in the financial district in San Francisco their storefront became the target of PETA’s demonstration. The demonstration featured a person dressed in a crocodile costume laying down in a pool of blood. The demonstrators from PETA handed out flyers to tourists, and workers, and educated them about the cruel practices at Hermès. e