For Immediate Release:
October 13, 2023
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Below, please see a statement from PETA Vice President Lisa Lange in response to Offset’s gift of bags made of crocodiles’ skins to Cardi B for her birthday:
Instead of using his wealth and influence for good, Offset chose to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars into a gruesome, violent industry that electroshocks crocodiles, shoves metal rods into their heads in an attempt to scramble their brains, and mutilates them while they’re still alive. PETA reminds everyone that people who still spend their money on a closet full of dead animals’ body parts either are clueless or simply don’t care about the extreme cruelty they’re perpetuating—it’s just not worth it.
A PETA Asia investigation shows that slaughterhouses that supply luxury fashion brands electroshock crocodiles and shove metal rods into their heads in an attempt to scramble their brains, and nails are driven into snakes’ heads while they’re still conscious. Forward-thinking brands—including Chanel, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Burberry, HUGO BOSS, Vivienne Westwood, and Calvin Klein—have dropped reptile skins from their products.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear or abuse in any other way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, or Instagram.