Ban All Snake & Reptile Skin Products in the UK
  • Petitioning David Cameron

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Prime Minister - British Government
David Cameron

Ban All Snake & Reptile Skin Products in the UK

    1. The Jaganath
    2. Petition by

      The Jaganath

      Swindon, United Kingdom

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.

This doesn't get the press that the fur trade receives, as reptiles aren't considered 'cute' and many people ignorantly fear them without any experience of what amazing creatures they are.

Reptiles are amongst the most magnificent animals on the planet, and the largely unchecked and often cruel slaughter and sale of these amazing animals has to stop.

Snake are often skinned alive or crudely beheaded skinned. Because of snake's very low metabolism, their heads can remain alive for hours, sometimes a full day after they have been beheaded - only actually dying when the temperature drops at night.

Another common practice is to pump huge amounts of water into the snake's stomach, and then hang them up on hooks through their jaw - this is to stretch the skin out making it easier to remove when the snake is beheaded.

The snakes are alive though all of this unimaginable pain, fear and cruelty.

These are links to some GRAPHIC VIDEOS/PICTURES - please look and see why this has to stop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT55RpM23Bw

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x90gdt_how-they-make-handbags-with-snakes_animals

http://bit.ly/o1Xi2s
http://bit.ly/njJk6M

There is NO living creature that should be killed, skinned and turned into a belt or a handbag - think about how wrong this entire concept and industry is, beautiful animals being killed and skinned because somewhere someone thinks the pattern will look good on them - there are plenty of alternatives to actual reptile skin too.

Please think about this and if you agree that it's wrong and we should stopped any and all reptile skin products being sold in the UK (hopefuly the World one day), then please sign.

We need 100,000 signatures to get this put before the Government, so please forward, retweet and share this signature with as many of your friends and family as you can.

Thank you so much for your support.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. A long way to go but we can do it

      The Jaganath
      Petition Organizer

      We need a lot more signatures before we can put this before the UK government but I'm confident that there are more than enough good people who recognise the beauty of reptiles and their right to not be persecuted for their skins.

      Please pass on this petition to your friends and families, and help raise awareness of the horrific plight of these incredible creatures.

      My snakes and I thank you for your support.

    3. Please share this petition and keep the signatures coming

      The Jaganath
      Petition Organizer

      We still need a huge number of signatures to make the UK government sit up and take notice - please forward this petition to your friends and family and together we can make a real difference.

    4. Reached 750 signatures
    5. Raise Awareness

      The Jaganath
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you again for all your support. Please view & forward these links (warning: graphic pictures) to help raise awareness.

      http://bit.ly/ooXJjx
      http://bit.ly/o1Xi2s
      http://bit.ly/njJk6M

    6. Thank you

      The Jaganath
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much for your support - please help spread this petition by tweeting, emailing and facebooking it to your friends and relatives - every signature counts.

      Let's make a strong start to ending this barbaric industry.

    7. Reached 250 signatures
    8. Thank you

      The Jaganath
      Petition Organizer

      Just wanted to thank the people who love and respect reptiles enough to try and help ban the sale of their skins in the UK.

      It's wrong and it's time it stopped.

      Thanks again.

    9. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Юрий Крашенинников Москва, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 28 days ago

      Змеи священны.

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    • Дарья Ганичева Балабаново, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • about 1 month ago

      Я люблю животных.

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    • sarah casey SWANSEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      I want to see the end of the use of animals of all kinds in clothing food entertainment. It's their planet too!

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    • Hannelore Geilenkirchen RHEINBACH, GERMANY
      • about 1 month ago

      Ban All Snake & Reptile Skin Products in the UK

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    • Василий Легкобыт Козелец, UKRAINE
      • about 1 month ago

      Потому что не кто не имеет право отнимать чужую жизнь!

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