Crocodile farming cruelty

Luxury fashion houses implicated in mass factory farming and slaughter of native icons

New footage and images shine a light on the cruelty behind crocodile leather.
TAKE ACTION: Have your say on the farming of wild crocodiles - public submissions are now open.

Australia accounts for 60% of the global trade of crocodile skins, two thirds of which comes from the Northern Territory, where this footage was captured. Despite having a natural lifespan of 70 years old, in the commercial industry crocodiles are brutally slaughtered at just 2-3 years old, with up to four crocodiles being required to make just one Hermès Birkin bag. These bags can sell for tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars.

In other words - our native icons are being turned into handbags to cater for the richest 1% of the world.

With so many sustainable and animal friendly alternatives available, there is no need for fashion houses to harm animals in the production of their clothing and accessories. We are asking for an end to Hermès crocodile cruelty, demanding they #dropcroc from their collections, in favour of protecting precious wildlife from cruelty and suffering.

Learn more at Collective Fashion Justice, World Animal Protection and Defend the Wild.

Take Action

The Australian federal government is currently reviewing the Code of Practice on the Humane Treatment of Wild and Farmed Australian Crocodiles, and public submissions are open until 2 February 2024.

This is your chance to speak up for Australia's native wildlife, by telling the government that there is no way that crocodiles can be humanely farmed and killed for their skin.

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