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Exotic Animal Skins Are Leaving U.K. Department Store Selfridges' Shelves


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Now that Beyoncé is vegan, she's probably not in the market for any more pairs of albino alligators — and the fashion world is taking note. U.K. department store chain Selfridges just announced that it is banning the sale of exotic animal skins, which includes alligator, snake, crocodile, and lizard skins. As reported by The Telegraph, Selfridges is one of the first major department stores to stop selling these products.

Customers will start seeing the lack of purses, shoes, belts, and more made from exotic animal skins in 2020. The move comes as a response to PETA asking Selfridges to ban reptile skins, according to a post on the animal rights organization's website. It's also part of Selfridge's Buying Better, Inspiring Change initiative, which aims to promote the sale of sustainable items in its stores.