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    Default Frenzy for python skin splits fashion world

    Demand for snakeskin is pushing some species to extinction


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    Snake charmer: Kylie Minogue with the sought-after python-skin Zagliani handbag

    Animal rights campaigners are furious about this season's fashion trend for python skin.


    Designer labels including Jimmy Choo, Calvin Klein, Prada, Fendi, Roberto Cavalli and YSL have all used snakeskin for bags and shoes this year.
    Since Kylie Minogue was photographed at a Prince concert last week sporting a python Zagliani bag, demand has risen for the bags costing from 500 for a small clutch to 5,000 totes.
    The trend was today condemned by campaigners. Poorva Joshipura, a spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said: "A python has a hose shoved down its throat, is blown up with water then skinned alive. Then it's tossed onto a pile and is left, sometimes for days, before it dies. The trade is pushing many species towards extinction and the endangered species of tomorrow can be seen in the luxury shops of today."
    The European Union is the world's biggest importer of reptile skins. Between 2000 and 2005, 3.4 million lizards, 2.9 million crocodiles and 3.4 million snakeskins were brought in. Designers claim to use skins from "farmed" pythons, but experts warn there is a thriving illegal trade, especially in India and Indonesia.
    Zagliani designer Mauro Orietti-Carella said: "Zagliani was founded 70 years ago as a company that specialised in exotic skins bags. We are not following a fashion moment. We do not make as much as the market demands because we are concerned about the use of too many skins, and will only work in an ethical and environmentally responsible way." Scroll down for more...

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    Default i cant believe this story

    i cant believe this story:

    Polls Boutique - poll: Python skin fashion trend

    i am sure that kylie is against animal cruelty....

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    Kylie? Please, bitch, don't make me hope your cancer comes back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crumpet View Post
    Kylie? Please, bitch, don't make me hope your cancer comes back.

    Wow, that's harsh. I wouldn't wish cancer on anyone, even Osama.
    I know, I'm a survivor

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    Wow, that's harsh. I wouldn't wish cancer on anyone, even Osama.
    I know, I'm a survivor
    Well, first of all, let me say that I am glad you are a survivor. It's always great news to hear of someone who has beaten that dreadful disease.

    That said, I wondered how long it would take to get the 'that's harsh' comment. For me, this board and the posts on it are just dripping with hyperbole so there isn't a lot I hold sacred when it comes to making flippant comments. Maybe you as a survivor wouldn't wish cancer on Osama, but I for one would have no problem wishing terrible ills on mass murderers/pedos/rapists. Wishing bad things on others doesn't make it happen, unfortunately, but it makes me feel better for a second.

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    what's so good feeling snake skin next to yours!!

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    The only place I would want python skin is on a handbag..not on sunglasses or shoes, bikinis, etc...

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    ^^^^Yeah, cause they don't suffer nearly as badly when they are pumped full of water and skinned alive to make a handbag as opposed to being made into a miniskirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrie2008 View Post
    The only place I would want python skin is on a handbag..not on sunglasses or shoes, bikinis, etc...
    i agree with you, from a fashion point of view. i know some of you will hate me right now but i would love a python purse. specifically a bottega veneta or chlo. *runs away*
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    ^^^why would it be important to you to have a real one when fake ones are just as pretty and last just as long?

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    ^^^
    not true. i agree there are some good quality leather imitations of python but it's still not the same. if you've ever seen real python you'll see how it would be impossible to re-create the scales artificially. or it would take so much work that it would end up costing the same as the real thing. it's much easier to make nice croc-embossed leather that can almost pass for the real thing.

    same thing with pleather. i don't care how many times the vegans say that pleather is the way to go, pleather sucks. it doesn't 'breathe', it smells plasticky and not like leather and it ages really badly and cracks whereas leather develops a patina over time and gets soft and smooshy. and pleather shoes make your feet stink cause they don't let air through and they give me blisters because it doesn't soften and mold to your feet the way only leather can.
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    Well, then, I guess it really is okay to make animals suffer needlessly. Thanks for helping me see the light.

    And I'm not comparing this to leather because at least one can argue people eat cows. It's not like there aren't a million handbags you can have that don't cause suffering and torture. It floors me that people can just not care about that at all, as long as they get something 'cool' out of it. It's just as fucking ignorant as people who go to ranches in Texas where they can shoot tigers in a 1 acre enclosure just so they can have something to stuff and put in their living room.

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    no, i don't think animals should suffer needlessly, i was just pointing out that fake python isn't anything like the real thing. that said, i admit that while i find the skins beautiful and there are python purses that make me drool, realistically i'll probably never own a python purse, even if i came into enough cash in the end i'd probably not buy it because like you said we eat cows and other animals used for leather so nothing is wasted. if i knew that the python had been eaten and that it wasn't endangered, i wouldn't have a problem with it. i think people eat python in some parts of the world but probably not enough to cover the snakes that are used for leather.
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    I don't like the look of snakeskin at all. It looks trashy IMO

    Unless your a hooker or a cougar...don't buy it.

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    I don't care if it's fashionable, if it's high wuality, if it's beautiful... I wouldn't wear it because it's useless vanity.
    No animal should suffer for useless vanity, plus, the echosystems will be respected and we would all benefit from that.

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