Animal rights group takes ostrich fight into Prada

Manager of international operations for PETA, Ashley Fruno, displays a sign next to paper cut-outs of ostriches in front of a Prada store, during a protest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 19, 2016Animal rights group PETA said Thursday it has acquired shares in Prada to pursue its protest over ostrich leather handbags from inside the luxury fashion group. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) said the move followed an investigation which revealed that ostriches as young as one were being slaughtered in South Africa to produce the "goose bump" leather the company uses for its costly bags. "Every Prada goose bump bag means a young ostrich has been turned upside down in a stunner then ejected to have their throats cut and be plucked in a miserable and terrifying slaughter," said PETA's Mimi Bekhechi.

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April 28, 2016 11:01 pm

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