Exotic Animals Used For Their Skins

Snakes Are Often Skinned Alive© Kristina Lewis

© Kristina Lewis

To kill snakes for their skins, hunters invade their homes, often nailing them to trees and skinning them alive before tossing them onto a pile to die. The snakes can suffer for days before succumbing to shock or dehydration.

Lizards are known to live up to 33 years in the wild, but lizards killed for their skins are usually clubbed on their heads or have their spines severed with chisels as soon as they reach “marketable” size.

Alligators and crocodiles are often kept in filthy, crowded tanks on “farms” before being clubbed and then skinned alive.

Whether from a cow or a crocodile, animal skins belong on their original owners.


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