At first, the vigorously shaking crocodiles are given an electric shock; their necks are then cut open and metal rods are rammed down their spines while they’re still alive, making the crocodile bleed out. The poor reptiles are skinned while still bleeding and moving.
Crocodiles in Vietnam are skinned alive to make “luxury” leather bags, belts, and watchstraps for the world’s leading fashion brands – including Louis Vuitton – a horrifying undercover investigation has revealed. Crocodiles were also filmed lying motionless in tiny concrete cells, some narrower than their own bodies. Others were found jam-packed by the dozens into barren concrete pits.
In a video taken from inside two crocodile farms in Vietnam [the country exports around 30,000 crocodile skins every year], animal rights activists from People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have exposed how tens of thousands of crocodiles are put through “overly-restrictive, under-stimulating, and inhumane conditions” before they are slaughtered to make fashion accessories such as bags, wallets, belts and shoes worn by a host of celebrities – including Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Ashton Kutcher.
Text Source: Minds.com
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