PETA protests outside Hermes store in Gold Coast

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A protester dressed like a crocodile greeted shoppers at the Hermes store in Chicago's Gold Coast.

The animal-rights group PETA staged the protest at 110 E. Oak St.

PETA claims the Paris-based company sells goods made from abused crocodiles and alligators.

In a written statement, Hermes said it conducts rigorous auditing with all suppliers and any breach of its high standards will be rectified and sanctioned.

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