Do you remember the crocodile skin bag that you own? The one you bought from that fancy-ass store, with the name you can never get right. Yup, that pretty bag you carry to every party.
Do you know there's a probability that the crocodile was still alive while it was being skinned to make that bag for you?
People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently released a video where they exposed the cruelty of the illegal Vietnamese crocodile industry. PETA investigated two farms where crocodiles were being bred and cruelly maimed for their skin.
When their skin is to be cut off from their back, a big cut is made on their neck, all this while they're still alive. Then a large rod is jammed into this cut, making the crocodile bleed out slowly. The poor, voiceless animal is then skinned.
Here's the video that PETA has released:
Trigger Warning: Graphic images of animal cruelty. Please proceed at your own risk.