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article imagePETA slams Beyoncé for her custom-made animal skin 'kicks'

By Yukio Strachan     Mar 2, 2013 in Entertainment
Beyoncé has incited anger from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) once again this time after commissioning a designer to create a pair of shoes made from the skin of exotic animals.
Earlier this month, the NY Post writes, the animal rights advocates slapped Beyonce’s wrists over the python, iguana and cow skin Rubin Singer leather outfit she wore at the Super Bowl halftime show, claiming the superstar " missed the mark" on the vegan clothing trend.
Now, the nonprofit organization is slamming the “Crazy in Love” star yet again after footwear design house Perfectly Made Kicks (PMK) created a custom Isabel Marant sneaker wedge for the singer made of a range of exotic animal skins including stingray, ostrich, calf hair, crocodile and anaconda and appropriately named "The King Bey," according to Eonline.
"Summoned by King Bee and given the task to create a custom design worthy of her approval, PMK takes the Isabel Marant sneaker wedge back to the beginning of time and gives it what they call the Eden treatment. A hybrid of land and sea skins are used to create this handcrafted creation," the PMK website says.
Of course, that didn't sit well with the animal-friendly corporation, Eonline writes, and PETA has since issued a statement, slamming the animal-skin shoes:
"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," the organization wrote, according to the NY Post. "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."
"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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