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Joaquin Phoenix Reveals Horrors of Exotic Skin Trade (VIDEO)

Joaquin Phoenix Reveals Horrors of Exotic Skin Trade (VIDEO)

In this straightforward video, award-winning vegan actor Joaquin Phoenix takes on the exotic skin trade to expose the cruelty behind the grotesque purses, shoes and handbags so many innocent reptiles are killed for every year. This video is graphic. Watch with caution as he describes the systematic torture of snakes, lizards and alligators, often being bludgeoned to death or skinned alive and left to bleed in excruciating pain, all for the sake of unnecessary fashion. So please, as you’re doing holiday shopping for your loved ones this holiday season, keep these poor creatures in your hearts — buy quality faux skins.

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12:26PM PDT on Jun 13, 2013

Joaquin you are awesome, as usual. But I only got halfway through. I've seen to much of these. I'm going to go snuggle my cats now.

1:55AM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

just horrible,thank you for sharing

3:01AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

I can't watch the video.Too horrible.Thank you for sharing.

12:06PM PST on Jan 6, 2012

Thanks Joaquin Phoenix for your humanity. I cannot watch these kinds of videos and so did not even try this one, but I applaud your efforts and support your cause.

11:37AM PST on Dec 20, 2011

hard to kill them critters

6:43AM PST on Dec 18, 2011

Horrible :( but thanks for sharing

12:50PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

Thank You Joaquin!

9:55AM PST on Dec 4, 2011

OK, I added my comment and it's gone. :-(

9:55AM PST on Dec 4, 2011

OK, I added my comment and it's gone. :-(

9:53AM PST on Dec 4, 2011

Thank you Joaquin for this video. Although I couldn't watch all of it I am glad people are standing up to the fur industries and saying NO. The fur looks so much better on the animal then it does on a human.

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