Stop Repties in Clothing TODAY!
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440,000- That is the number of pythons that are slaughtered, cruelly tortured and killed every year only for our clothing. Every year millions of snakes, lizards, crocodiles and alligators are farmed or hunted and killed for their skin, to be used for footwear, 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 huge price, and that price is paid by the animals who are taken away from their jungle homes, separated from their families and cruelly killed.
Ask yourself if it is right, that for my pleasure, pythons should be skinned alive, or nailed to trees? Snakes like pythons have to do all these things, merely for our happiness and fancies. Pythons often have a hose inserted into their mouth and pumped full of water to make them easier to skin.
Alligators on farms are often hurt with hammers and sometimes take up to two hours to die. Snakes killed for their skin are often nailed to trees and skinned alive before being tossed into a pile to die.
Lizards are often skinned, and some tremble and shake in agony as the skin is ripped from their bodies.
Most alligator skins come from farmed animals who are raised in crowded tanks or pools of stinking water. The animals are shot or crudely hit with hammers. Workers sometimes use a mallet and chisel to destroy crocodiles’ spinal cords—which paralyzes, but does not kill the animals.
As cruel as you might see it, there are very few laws to protect reptiles from abuse and the ones that are there are often not enforced. Did you know that for every animal legally killed, one is illegally poached?
In the United States, reptiles are excluded from the protections by the Animal Welfare Act. Don't believe me about the cruelty reptiles face for the clothing industry? Well, watch this video about the cruelty reptiles face for these things (link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeklO6be3_o).
What we are doing in the name of fashion is cruel, abusive, disgusting and inhumane. God did not make all these animals so that we abuse, torture and kill them.
As you have read above, reptiles face many threats to their survival and the only hope for them are people like YOU.
You can make a difference by wearing fake animal clothing like Mock Crock, Fake Snake, and using other animal-friendly options.
You can make a difference by signing this petition which calls on the House of Representatives and the Senate to add reptiles to the AWA (animal welfare act) so for that ultimate goal to be achieved, the Reptile Rescuers are petitioning that reptiles be included in the Animal Welfare Act of the USA, and that it be made illegal for reptiles to be used in clothing.
If you sign this petition you will help get reptiles the rights they deserve, they will be included in the Animal Welfare Act as well as be saved from meaningless torture in New Jersey (and, hopefully, the United States of America).
Stop Reptiles In Clothing Today!
By the Reptile Rescuers
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