It’s a good day to be a snake—or a lizard, kangaroo, dolphin, alligator or crocodile! Nike, the world’s leading shoe manufacturer, has banned all exotic skins from its products!
This fabulous decision was made after the footwear giants were sent PETA Asia’s undercover video footage, which details the gruesome, intense suffering that the exotic-skins industry inflicts on animals.
Every year, millions of reptiles and kangaroos are cruelly killed so that their skins can be turned into belts, briefcases, wallets, purses, shoes, watchbands, or furniture upholstery. Animals are beaten with bats, hammers, and axes—and are sometimes skinned alive—all in the name of fashion.
Nike is a huge voice for animals—and to other companies to get with it and stop supporting cruelty to exotic animals killed for their skin. Way to go, Nike!