Jil Sander renounces the use of exotic skins!


With Peta along with Chanel, Westwood, von Furstenberg, Beckham

Following a meeting with Peta USA, the luxury brand Jil Sander undertook to stop selling bags, wallets, purses, and other items in exotic animal skins like alligators, crocodiles, ostriches, lizards and snakes.

The Maison has adopted the policy against the sale of angora wool since 2015. To note is a statement of the same association of animal rights.

“There is a violent death behind each bag or shoe of crocodile, alligator, snake, ostrich or lizard” recalls the director of Peta Elisa Allen in the note.



Jil Sander’s decision to ban exotic skins will save immense suffering to countless extraordinary animals. Peta asks other luxury brands to follow the compassionate example of this fashion house.”

In the decision to ban the use of exotic skins, Jil Sander joins Vivienne Westwood, Diane von Furstenberg, Victoria Beckham and Chanel.

“Peta, whose motto reads, in part, that ‘animals are not ours to wear’, has published numerous complaints about the exotic skin industry.


The group revealed that alligators are kept in fetid waters in huts wet and dark, after which their neck is cut and a metal bar is inserted in the head, in an attempt to destroy his brain, often while they are still completely conscious.



One-year-old ostriches are transported by truck to the slaughterhouse, where the workers put them upside down in a stunner, cut their throats and tear their feathers, and snakes are normally nailed to trees, then their bodies are opened from side to side as they are skinned alive.


My comment: Experts have proven that crocodiles stay alive for a long time, even if their spine is damaged and they feel pain when their skin is peeled off. The skinning lasts 15-20 minutes and the animals are still conscious over this period.

The more we are pleased about this new, small success and we wish that other fashion designers not only leather but also fur finally pull out of their range.
If there is no more leather and no fur to buy, then both are soon history, as simple as that.

It is motivating to experience such successes.
This strengthens our courage to continue fighting for our clients.

My best regards to all, Venus

Dissection: Millions of victims for an unnecessary “education”



Classroom dissection is an outdated practice still taught in many schools worldwide and is used to teach students about anatomy and physiology. Approximately 10 million animals are used for classroom dissection exercises annually in the US alone.

Rats, mice, frogs, worms, pigs, and sheep are often used, and many of the animals used are either bred specifically for this purpose or are captured from their natural environment and killed. Some are even taken from animal shelters.


(Pictured: A dissected pregnant female rat, who was carrying 11 babies.)⁠


Simply put, this practice is obsolete and unnecessary.

If one does wish to teach or learn from dissection, there are online virtual dissection tools available to educate about various anatomical and physiological processes. It is entirely possible for students of all education levels to learn anatomy and physiology from these tools—in addition to textbooks, human simulators, and clinical experience.

In fact, students often feel uncomfortable with these types of lessons and could face possible mental trauma.



It is well within a student’s rights to speak up against dissection in their classroom, with many schools having dissection-choice policies, meaning that students can refuse to take part without being penalized. Furthermore, studies have shown that there is no difference in achievement between students who dissect and those who do not.

Nedim C. Buyukmihci, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of California, Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine, says the following:

“As one who did not dissect in high school—and who now is a veterinarian and trains doctors-to-be—I can unequivocally state that the experience of dissection is totally unnecessary for the biologically minded pre-college student.”

We should not be forcing others to suffer in the name of education, especially when the “education” is completely unnecessary.⁠⁠

My comment: If we take into account that today we do everything we want with animals, nobody believes that even a single dissection takes place ONLY to animals who have died peaceful or naturally!

In that sense, this learning method should be prohibited, not only because it is outdated, but because it causes suffering and death for millions of animals.

My best regards to all, Venus

Malaysia: A lesson on how to punish animal tormentors



Kuala Lumpur – Because he killed a pregnant cat in a tumble dryer, a Malaysian has been sentenced to 34 months in prison.


It was a video in a laundromat that convicted the offender. He abused a cat. Now the animal tormentors had to answer in court.

The 42-year-old must also pay a fine of the equivalent of just under 9000 euros, as the state news agency Bernama reported on Wednesday.
The verdict should be “a lesson to the perpetrator and the public, that one should not treat animals cruelly,” said the judge Rasyihah Ghazali accordingly.

The mistreatment of the cat in September 2018 had caused an outcry among animal rights activists.
A video from a surveillance camera showed the cat being put into a clothes dryer late at night in a Kuala Lumpur laundromat.

Two men then threw chips into the machine, turned it on and ran away. A customer of the laundromat later found the carcass of the cat.

The prison sentence against the 42-year-old was suspended for the time being, because he wants to appeal. The Tuesday ruling was already the second court ruling in the case.
In January, a taxi driver in Malaysia was sentenced to two years in prison for killing a cat.



My comment: We get a lesson from Malaysia!
We, the “civilized” Germans have a humorous so-called “Animal Protection Law”. It says:
“No one may inflict pain, suffering or harm on any animal without reasonable reason.”

How much would such a culprit get here in Germany?
The judge had raised his finger and told him …. “You, you, you bad man, that’s not what a good man does” and then he would have been sent to Mallorca for psychotherapy because he definitely had a bad childhood!

We believe that we are morally up front with our Animal Welfare Law, but in similar court cases it is not even worth the ink with which it was signed.

My best regards to all, Venus