Jane Birkin Asks Hermes to Take Her Name off Croc Bag, Hermes Responds

Actress Jane Birkin demands Hermes remove her name from the company's crocodile handbag due to animal cruelty.

AceShowbiz - %cJane Birkin% wants Hermes to rename their Birkin bag. The British actress/singer urges the company to change the name of their popular handbag after a PETA video uncovered the "cruel" crocodile farming and slaughtering practices to get the animal's skin.

"Having been alerted to the cruel practices endured by crocodiles during their slaughter for the production of Hermes bags carrying my name, I have asked Hermes Group to rename the Birkin until better practices responding to international norms can be implemented for the production of this bag," she said.

In response, Hermes said, "Her comments do not in any way influence the friendship and confidence that we have shared for many years. Hermes respects and shares her emotions and was also shocked by the images recently broadcast."

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