Three of the eight protesters played corpses. They were dressed in black underwear and held signs saying “We wouldn’t be caught dead in animal skins.”
“Well we are here in front of Leatherhead, because obviously they sell leather and other animal skins,” says Lauren Stroyeck, a campaigner for PETA. “The coffins are a sobering way to get people to consider that every time they buy a pair of leather shoes or wear a snakes skin purse, they are wearing bits and pieces of cows and snakes that were killed an mutilated for their skin.” Stroyeck continued, “There is nothing fashionable about killing animals for vanity.”
Leatherhead closed for the protest and the owners could not be reached for comment.