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Prada Announces Ban On Kangaroo Skin

by | August 16, 2020

Italian fashion house Prada has announced a ban on using kangaroo skin to make its high-end clothing.

The luxury brand confirmed that it will no longer sell items that are produced with skin from kangaroos, and that no new items will be made from it.

Prada is one of a number of companies that have been petitioned by animal rights group LAV to end the cruel practice.

“Immense Suffering”

“Behind every accessory made with kangaroo leather or other exotic skins is a sentient animal who died a horrifying death,” said Yvonne Taylor, PETA’s Director of Corporate Projects.

“Prada Group’s decision will spare kangaroos immense suffering—and PETA calls on the company to extend its compassion to all exotic animals.”

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Kangaroo skin will no longer be used by Prada (noBorders – Brayden Howie/Shutterstock.com)

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Once a popular fashion choice, kangaroo skin is now banned by a number of brands, such as Paul Smith, Chanel, and Versace.

Although Prada has now ended its use of kangaroos for fashion, the brand does still use ostriches, lizards, crocodiles, alligators, and snakes in its designs.

Do you think it’s time to end the use of animals for clothing? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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