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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Colin Wright
Past Member 3 years ago

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.

.3 years ago

just horrible,thank you for sharing

Marianne Forgo
Marianne Forgo3 years ago

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

SeattleAnn S.
Ann S.4 years ago

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.

Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons4 years ago

hard to kill them critters

Carrie Anne Brown

Horrible :( but thanks for sharing

Holly Lawrence
Holly Lawrence4 years ago

Thank You Joaquin!

Diana P.
Diana P.4 years ago

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

Diana P.
Diana P.4 years ago

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

Diana P.
Diana P.4 years ago

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.