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Victory: Nike Bans Exotic Skins!

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Posted February 26, 2010 by Rachelle Owen

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!

Stay loud!
-Rachel
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  • 89 days ago

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    There’s no doubt that your blog is becoming a lot more visitors.

  • 1470 days ago

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    Why do people think it’s okay to torture animals for their skin, but wrong to do the same to a human? We all feel pleasure and pain in the same way. NO CREATURE should suffer this kind of TORTURE! Humans are NOT better than animals – if anything animals are the intelligent ones: they aren’t the ones destroying the earth, are they? There’s a thought

  • 1943 days ago

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    Thats soooo good!!! positive score for nike, im going to start usin my nikes everyday !!

  • 1947 days ago

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    Congratulations, PETA! Finally, my husband will be able to buy Nike sports shoes he loves, in the near future.

  • 1949 days ago

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    Nike has just scored one positive point with me, they just need to sort out their labour.

  • 1949 days ago

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    This is a huge victory! I hope others will follow! Thank you Nike!

  • 1949 days ago

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    YAY! Good job PETA2!

  • 1949 days ago

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    Woo! Nike, you are taking some fabulous steps lately. First clear-cutting in the Amazon, now this? I may have to go buy myself a pair. :)

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