Press release: No more exotic animal skin and fur at Chanel.

Press release: No more exotic animal skin and fur at Chanel.



For immediate release


No more exotic animal skin and fur at Chanel


Montreal, December 5, 2018 – The Society for the Protection of Animals Canada (SPA Canada) congratulates Chanel on its decision to no longer use the skins of crocodiles, snakes, lizards, rays, as well as fur, in its products. With this decision the company joins the ranks of Gucci, Versace, Michael Kors, Nike, Nine West and Puma.

People are now more informed than ever about the practices involved in animal-based products and are no longer willing to finance their cruelty. Industries thus have to adapt, trading animal-based materials for more ethical practices. “Raising animals in horrible conditions just to kill them afterwards to make clothes and fashion accessories is completely archaic,” says Gabriel Villeneuve, campaign manager at SPA Canada. “Purchasing power and public pressure work.”
Thanks to this decision, thousands of animals will escape being tortured in the name of fashion. Let’s hope that this decision by Chanel, whose products are very high-end, will encourage other companies such as Louis Vuitton to go cruelty-free.
Now we only need those companies who continue to make use of leather from other animals such as cows, pigs, horses, sheep, goats, kangaroos, cats and dogs, to switch to other materials available in the fashion world.  There is no difference between using the skin of a crocodile and using the skin of a cow. Both involve raising animals with the sole purpose of killing them. The use of any kind of leather, no matter which species it comes from, must be seen as equally unacceptable.



About SPA Canada:

SPA Canada is a national nonprofit animal rights organization dedicated to creating awareness and educating people on respecting all animal species.


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