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You know, typically, I would refer to PETA as a bunch of really loony animal nuts that have no business in most of the issues they weasel their way into. But in this case, I feel very, very differently. Recently released film shows the horrifying treatment of crocs just to make a buck on handbags. It’s sick..
Check it out: WARNING: VERY, VERY GRAPHIC
VIA| People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has released the below footage which was filmed undercover in the spring of this year and shows crocodiles being skinned alive to make luxury handbags.
WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS DISTRESSING FOOTAGE
Video Credit: PETA
Some of the video has been censored as it is too upsetting to show a process called pithing.
This sees the crocodiles pinned down on a table before their necks are cut and a rod of metal is used to destroy spinal tissue. Horrendous.
The animals are still alive while this takes place and they can continue to live while imprisoned in tiny cages for several hours despite essentially being paralysed.