PETA bosses take aim at Beyonce over footwear choice
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As expected, Beyonce has come under fire from animal-rights activists for commissioning designers at custom sneaker company Perfectly Made Kicks to create pair of shoes made from exotic animal skins for her.
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After upsetting activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) by sporting an outfit made from python and iguana skin during her Super Bowl half-time show earlier this month (Feb13), the Crazy in Love singer is at it again after signing on for new shoes made from crocodile and anaconda skins, stingray, ostrich, and calf hair.
PETA bosses have wasted no time in jumping on the star's fashion choice. A statement from the animal rights organization reads, "These custom-made kicks come with a high price and it's paid by the various animals who were beaten and skinned alive or cruelly farmed and killed. Although most people aren't as familiar with the types of animals (snakes, stingrays, crocodiles, and ostriches) killed for this single pair of sneakers as they are with the cats and dogs we share our homes with, these animals are highly sensitive living beings who try hard to avoid capture and suffer enormously when trapped, netted, speared and skinned alive. We hope that Beyonce will choose to wear more clothes from her own clothing line, which features faux fur, and that one day, she'll go completely cruelty-free.
"She can always choose the cruelty-free and green fashion favored by compassionate, chic celebrities such as Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway and designers such as award-winning fashion queen Stella McCartney."
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