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Jane Birkin Asks Hermes To Rename Her Namesake Bag After Seeing How Crocodiles Are Slaughtered For Their Skin — Read The Company's Response HERE!

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Jane Birkin doesn't want her name associated with the bag.

Jane Birkin wants her name to stop being associated with the famous Hermes handbag.

The iconic actress and singer saw gruesome footage of a crocodile being killed for its skin on a Texas farm, prompting her to ask that the French brand look into its practices.

She said:

"Having been alerted to the cruel practices endured by crocodiles during their slaughter for the production of Hermès bags carrying my name … I have asked Hermès Group to rename the Birkin until better practices responding to international norms can be implemented for the production of this bag."

Hermes responded with this statement:

"Jane Birkin has expressed her concerns regarding practices for slaughtering crocodiles. Her comments do not in any way influence the friendship and confidence that we have shared for many years. Hermès respects and shares her emotions and was also shocked by the images recently broadcast."

The company is also launching an investigation into the matter:

"An investigation is underway at the Texas farm which was implicated in the video. Any breach of rules will be rectified and sanctioned. Hermès specifies that this farm does not belong to them and that the crocodile skins supplied are not used for the fabrication of Birkin bags."

"Hermès imposes on its partners the highest standards in the ethical treatment of crocodiles. For more than 10 years, we have organized monthly visits to our suppliers. We control their practices and their conformity with slaughter standards established by veterinary experts and by the Fish and Wildlife (a federal American organization for the protection of nature) and with the rules established under the aegis of the U.N.O, by the Washington Convention of 1973 which defines the protection of endangered species.​"

The Birkin is probably the most famous and coveted bag in the world.

Prices for a crocodile skin purse can range up to astronomical amounts, like THIS ONE for $120,000.

So many celebrities have one that we've lost count.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Watch Jimmy Kimmel Get Angry & Choked Up When Talking About 'A**Hole Dentist' Who Shot Cecil The Lion!

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You tell 'em Jimmy!

Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the late night host took a moment to comment on Walter James Palmer, a Minnesota dentist who traveled to Africa and shot a famous lion, Cecil.

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Kimmel was justifiably quite bothered by what happened and rightfully criticized Palmer for what he did by saying:

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The Dentist Who Paid To Kill A Famous African Lion Releases Statement — Claims He 'Had No Idea' Who The Lion Was Until After The Hunt!

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Earlier today, it was reported that Zimbabwe authorities were searching for an American dentist who paid $50,000 to hunt and kill a famous African lion.

In early July, Cecil the lion was beheaded and skinned after Dr. Walter Palmer paid to hunt down and shoot the animal with a bow and arrow — after he was lured out of Hwange National Park.

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Now, the 55-year-old dentist has broken his silence, claiming he had "no idea" that the lion he was famous or tagged until after the fact. He explained in a statement:

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Minnesota Dentist Spent $50,000 To Murder One Of Africa's Most Famous Lions! Now He's On The Run!!

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This is absolutely disgusting.

Police are looking for an American dentist who spent $50,000 to kill one of Zimbabwe's most famous lions!

Earlier this month, Cecil the lion was beheaded and skinned after Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, paid to shoot and kill the beloved creature with a bow and arrow.

Conservation groups were outraged after learning the 13-year-old animal was murdered on July 1 in Hwange National Park — partly because Cecil was lured out of the park and shot.

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Johnny Rodrigues, the head of Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force explained that Cecil seemingly enjoyed human contact, saying:

"He never bothered anybody. He was one of the most beautiful animals to look at."

A spokesperson for Palmer said that the hunter admits he may have shot the lion, explaining:

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EXCLUSIVE! Lisa Vanderpump Gives A Glimpse Into Giggy's Fab Life With A Tour Of His Massive Wardrobe!

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It's probably common knowledge by now, but in case you didn't know, Lisa Vanderpump is a huge animal lover!

Of course, the one this Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star loves the most is her own dog Giggy!

We recently caught up with her and the famous pooch to EXCLUSIVELY talk about her newly released Vanderpump Pets accessory line, where she revealed Giggy's "extensive wardrobe."

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Best. Day. Ever!!

The adorable pom, who boasts more than 95,000 Twitter followers, suffers from chronic Alopecia which requires him to wear clothing to protect him from the sun and other harsh elements.

So of course his seven-drawer chest is filled to the brim with different custom suits, costumes, and even pajamas.

You'll want to catch the entire clip from Giggy's tour by pressing PLAY on the video (above)!

P.S. CLICK HERE to check out Lisa's exclusive response to rumors that she was making fun of Caitlyn Jenner!

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