PETA Condemns Animal Skins in Victoria Beckham’s Designs | Animal Rights Group Sends Video to Pop Star

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Victoria BeckhamPETA is always ready to speak out against fur and animal skin loving celebrities, and now the animal rights group has Victoria Beckham firmly in its sights.

The label won’t be taking the extreme measure of dousing the former Spice Girl in animal blood as was rumored, but it is concerned that she may be ignorant of the ways animal suffer for fashion. It hopes the video it’s sent the singer will make her better informed and encourage her to use animal-free alternatives in her future fashion designs.

We don’t believe that Victoria has chosen to ignore the plight of these animals, we just worry that the information didn’t make its way to her,” a PETA spokesperson explained. “No one with an ounce of compassion could watch PETA’s footage and still promote exotic skins as accessories. With all of the luxurious, cruelty-free alternatives at her disposal, there is simply no need or excuse for Victoria to include any skins in her collection.

Something tells me PETA’s emotive clip won’t be enough to change Victoria’s design philosophy. She has remained tightlipped on the controversy, preferring instead to let her publicist do the talking.

Everyone is entitled to personal opinion and choice, but as with all Victoria Beckham products, the handbags are made to the highest quality and design,the spokesperson told The Daily Mirror. “These skins sit strictly within the CITES [Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species] regulations, and are monitored at every step of production. The skins are farmed in America under very tight guidelines.

While that’s all well and good, crocodiles are still dying for the sake of fashion. Something tells me that’s PETA’s problem.

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