PETA is sending bunny-shaped vegan chocolates to Moda Operandi after the company finally decided to stop sourcing exotic skins and fur. After a PETA letter to the online luxury fashion retailer exposed how the animals in these industries are treated, the company agreed and will no longer source these materials.

Source: PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)/Youtube

“Exotic skins and fur belong on the animals born with them, not on collars or clutches,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “The champagne corks are popping at PETA as we celebrate that Moda Operandi is making the fashion world a kinder place for foxes, alligators, and other animals.”

PETA is credited with exposing several of the exotic-skins industry and has been the driving force behind many companies finally ditching this cruel industry. PETA has shed light on how alligators are kept in fetid water inside dark sheds until their necks are chopped open and metal rods are shoved into their heads to scramble their brains. This often occurs while they are still conscious. Snakes are beaten with hammers and horrifically cut open from one end to the other before being skinned alive.

Source: PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)/Youtube

Animals in the fur industry often spend their entire lives in tiny cages where they can barely move. The animals experience immense stress and anxiety from being locked up their entire lives before they are electrocuted, poisoned, gassed, and even skinned alive.

It’s easy to say that these practices are horrifying, cruel, and inhumane. However, it has taken a lot for companies to listen and ditch these materials. Thanks to organizations like PETA releasing exposés, Moda Operandi is joining in ending the use of these materials in their products.

Some top retailers that have banned both fur and exotic skins are Calvin Klein, Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, HUGO BOSS, Jil Sander, Karl Lagerfeld, Nordstrom, and Tommy Hilfiger. But the fight isn’t over.

While we continue to educate and fight for the end of this industry, you can refuse to purchase or use these materials and educate those around you about where they come from and how the industry works. Sign this petition to ban the use of exotic fur!

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