This is so awesome, I don't even know where to begin.
The cruelty-free warriors at PETA (aka my favourite place to volunteer!) have teamed up with the reign of awesomeness that is Topshop against the use of exotic skins in fashion.
Sp why is the use of exotic skins in fashion horrible? PETA UK's blog tells us that:
"In the exotic-skins industry, snakes are commonly nailed to trees and skinned alive, and alligators and lizards are bludgeoned with hammers. It often takes several agonising hours for the animals to die, usually from shock or dehydration. Reptiles may be cold-blooded, but they experience pain just the same way that we do – so wearing their skins is just plain cold-hearted."
...now who would wear that? Not me.
Topshop have created an awesome window display to bring attention to the cause - I am so going to Oxford Street to take pictures of it - which really proves how dedicated they are to the cause. It's fantastic to see high-street brands getting involved with cruelty-free issues and hopefully Topshop is leading the way for more compassionate initiatives. Go Topshop and PETA!
Picture from PETA UK.