Ask Beyonce to Stop Using Exotic Animal Skins to Make Shoes

Beyonce has commissioned a pair of sneakers made by PMK, (Perfectly Made Kicks), using skins from 5 different animals- anaconda, crocodile, stingray and ostrich skin and calf hair.

The custom designed wedge style sneaker was first made popular by Isabel Marant, and sold for more than $350 a pair, so Beyonce's new embellished product would sell for much more. This could fuel the existing wildlife trade, (much of it illegal), making the market demand for exotic skins even greater, and increase poaching.

If the animals were not taken from the wild, chances are they were raised on farms were often they are beaten and skinned alive, or farmed in cruel conditions and killed. The truth about where these animals come from is anything but "fashionable".

Ask Beyonce to reconsider her choice to use exotic animal skins. As it stands now, 1/5 of the world's reptiles are endangered and facing extinction. Many of us were horrified to see that during the half-time Superbowl show, she wore an iguana and python costume. Ask her to help us fight extinction, not fuel it.

SOURCE:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2284802/Beyonce-orders-custom-PMK-trainers-anaconda-stingray-crocodile-ostrich.html#ixzz2MYeFyCZw

Beyonce has commissioned a pair of sneakers made by PMK, (Perfectly Made Kicks), using skins from 5 different animals- anaconda, crocodile, stingray and ostrich skin and calf hair.


The custom designed wedge style sneaker was first made popular by Isabel Marant, and sold for more than $350 a pair, so Beyonce's new embellished product would sell for much more. This could fuel the existing wildlife trade, (much of it illegal), making the market demand for exotic skins even greater, and increase poaching.


If the animals were not taken from the wild, chances are they were raised on farms were often they are beaten and skinned alive, or farmed in cruel conditions and killed. The truth about where these animals come from is anything but "fashionable".


Ask Beyonce to reconsider her choice to use exotic animal skins. As it stands now, 1/5 of the world's reptiles are endangered and facing extinction. Many of us were horrified to see that during the half-time Superbowl show, she wore an iguana and python costume. Ask her to help us fight extinction, not fuel it.


SOURCE:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2284802/Beyonce-orders-custom-PMK-trainers-anaconda-stingray-crocodile-ostrich.html#ixzz2MYeFyCZw

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