Reese Python – Reese Witherspoon ditches her python purse.
It’s refreshing to hear that some celebrities listen to the voice of public opinion, especially when it comes to animal welfare.
The “Four Christmases” actress has decided to ditch her python skin purse after the cruel accessory sparked outrage from PETA, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.
She has been spotted several times carrying the purse, which she clearly didn’t buy in California because the popular snakeskin has been banned from sales in the state since 1970.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals rushed a copy of their video exposÃ© of the exotic-skins industry to Witherspoon. The video was coincidentally hosted by her Walk the Line co-star, Joaquin Phoenix.
The graphic video describes how snakes and other reptiles are often skinned alive and how they suffer slow, painful deaths for the sake of fashion.
“Thankfully, Reese has just informed PETA that she will no longer carry the bag,” PETA Media Officer Wendy Wegner told Radar.
“We’ve long known Reese to be a kind person, so we’re pleased – and not surprised – that she is hanging up her python bag for good,” PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange went on to say.