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What These Shoppers Found Inside Leather Handbags Will Horrify You

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Save The Animals! But I’ll Have The Bacon Double Cheeseburger

Have you ever had a burger that’s been cooked so rare, you swear you can feel a pulse? When’s the last time you poured milk on your cereal and thought of the baby cow whose mouth you stole that nutrition from?

These days, it’s easy for us humans to feel so removed from the rest of the animal world that we forget that we’re animals too! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good burger (sue me), so I’m in no position to pass judgement, but there are people out there who are definitely looking to ruffle your feathers about animal rights.

PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) is known for constantly running awareness campaigns to remind people of their responsibility in keeping the world a safe and enjoyable place for all species, not just humans. Like, remember that episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians where the animal activists shamed Khloe into giving up fur? That was PETA.

But sometimes PETA’s stunts take a little more in-your-face approach, and their most recent stunt at a pop-up leather goods shop in Bangkok left customers literally scarred for life. Warning: the following images are not for the faint-hearted.

Woman opens handbag at PETA awareness campaign in Bangkok

Source: YouTube @ThePETAAsiaPacific

Keep Reading to see PETA’s most controversial, gory awareness stunt yet!

Open scene on a trendy little pop-up leather goods store in Bangkok, Thailand.

pop up leather goods shop in Bangkok run by PETA and Olgivy and Mather Advertising

Source: YouTube @ThePETAAsiaPacific

Asia has one of the fastest growing luxury retail markets the world, and shoppers in this part of the world have expensive taste, especially when it comes to exotic materials like leather, crocodile skin, and rare furs and feathers.

So you can imagine how enticed shoppers were when this chic little leather boutique popped up in a popular shopping area.

However, what the shoppers didn’t know was that the small shop was actually a marketing scheme created by an advertising company.

Woman opens handbag at PETA awareness campaign in Bangkok

Source: YouTube @ThePETAAsiaPacific

Ogilvy and Mather Advertising Bangkok teamed up with PETA Asia to create this installation awareness campaign. When shoppers looked closer at the leather bags on display in the shop, they were met with a nasty surprise.