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Hermès in eye of the storm after leaked production footage

Hermès in eye of the storm after leaked production footage

French fashion label Hermès is in the eye of the storm after animal welfare organization PETA published footage of its factories. Hermès manufactures leather-wear and the footage shows the abysmal treatment of crocodiles and alligators in those facilities.

43,000 animals per year

Hermès launched its own crocodile breeding program to limit the waiting list for certain types of handbags and accessories, but a PETA investigation now shows that these animals are raised in horrendous conditions, with way too many packed into areas that are too small. They are also killed after a mere three years, while crocodiles and alligators in the wild have a lifespan that is beyond that of the average human.

 

To make matters even worse, some 43,000 animals are killed every year in truly horrible ways. Hermès says it collaborates with factories that follow international legislation, but that it will investigate the factories' conditions.

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