Python abuse alleged at supplier of snakeskins used for Gucci handbags


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Pythons are bashed with hammers, impaled on hooks and skinned alive to provide skins used by French luxury brand Gucci to craft handbags, shoes and belts that sell for hundreds if not thousands of dollars, according to an investigation by animal rights group PETA, which gave its findings exclusively to CBS News. The probe of two large python farms in Thailand took place from February through November of last year, with undercover workers shooting graphic and disturbing video of pythons continuing to move about while having their heads bashed with hammers and impaled with metal hooks. Paris-based Kering, which counts...