Luxury Fashion Brand Leads the Way in Banning Use of Exotic Skins

Paul Smith has announced a ban on kangaroo leather and all other exotic skins in its future collections. The Australian bushfires have surfaced global attention, and more specifically we've seen graphic images of charred kangaroos and their unfortunate loss of habitat.

"Behind every accessory made with kangaroo, python, or crocodile skin is an animal who did not want to die," says Emily Rice, PETA spokesperson. "Paul Smith's decision to ban exotic skins will spare remarkable animals immense suffering, and PETA calls on other luxury brands to follow its kind example."