Ban all snake and reptile skin products in the EU!
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Ban all snake and reptile skin products in the EU!

    1. Petition by

      Occupy for Animals

This petition was created by Occupy for Animals and has been submitted to the European Parliament for official registration.

Every year millions of snakes, lizards, crocodiles and alligators are farmed or hunted and killed for their skins - to be used for footware, clothing, belts and countless other fashion accessories.

Python shoes, boots, belts, jackets and skirts are being fashioned from snakes’ skin and items made from exotic skins come with a high price – and that it's paid by the animals who are torn away from their jungle homes and cruelly killed; this illicit trade can even have terrible consequences for fragile eco-systems around the world.

Snakes killed for their skin are often nailed to trees and skinned alive before being tossed into a pile to die. They can suffer for days before succumbing to shock or dehydration. Pythons often have a hose inserted into their mouth and are pumped full of water to make them easier to skin. Alligators on farms are often beaten with hammers and sometimes take up to two hours to die.

If you need more proof that reptiles suffer when they are exploited for fashion, see the pictures and watch the videos on our website:

http://www.occupyforanimals.org/leather--pythons-are-the-latest-victims-of-fashions-new-obsession.html

With tons of fashionable and cruelty-free alternatives such as fake snake and mock croc available, there is no reason for ANY animal to suffer to become a fashion accessory for humans. 

We think that this industry is disgustingly cruel and that this trade must be stopped and we kindly request that the European Union bans the sale of any and all products made from reptile skins in the European Union.

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    • Rebecca Ford WORCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 18 hours ago

      This is utterly disgusting and needs to STOP

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    • Ольга Соловьева Ростов-на-Дону, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 21 days ago

      У меня дома 12 змей!! ЗМЕИ ПРЕКРАСНЫ! ОНИ ДОЛЖНЫ ЖИТЬ!!

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    • Виктория Бацунова Ростов-на-Дону, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 21 days ago

      Живьем? Да вы с ума сошли

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    • Arron Voce MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      No living being should have to die for vanity.

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    • Lyndsey Thomas BRACKNELL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      This needs to stop....the only thing that actually needs the skin is the snake itself.....wearing skins or furs is utter cruelty....

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