British actress and singer, Jane Birkin, has asked luxury French fashion house, Hermes, to take her name off the crocodile-skin versions of the iconic handbag.
This took place after a recent PETA video showed several reptiles at a Texas farm that supplies crocodile skins to Hermes, twitching in a bloody ice container to die after being shot with a captive bolt gun & cut with a knife.
According to PETA, it takes three crocodile belly skins to make one handbag.
Following the revelation, the animal rights group contacted the singer over "cruel’’ slaughtering practices.
She reacted by asking Hermes to remove her name from the Birkin Croco.
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A statement by the singer said:
'Alerted to the cruel practices to make Hermes handbags carrying my name, I have asked Hermes to de-baptize the Birkin Croco until better practices in line with international norms can be put in place.'
The Birkin bag was created in 1984 by Hermes in honor of the famed singer and is, still today, one of the world’s most exclusive luxury items.