Hermes Bag Future in Jeopardy As Jane Birkin Rails Against Cruelty Standards

Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermès to remove her name from one of the luxury goods maker’s best-selling bags due to what she called “tcruelusli” crocodile farming and slaughtering practices.

“I have asked Hermès to rename the Birkin Croco until they adopt better practices that meet international standards for the production of this bag,” Birkin said in a statement from her agent.

Birkin’s rallying call came on the heels of the release of this not suitable for sensitive stomachs video by PETA.

Nobody at Hermès was immediately available for comment.