Selfridges has announced it is to stop selling exotic skins from animals such as pythons, alligators, crocodiles and lizards. The department store will only sell leather from agricultural livestock including cow or calf, sheep, pig, goat, water buffalo and lamb from February 2020 after the exotic skins are phased out. It banned the sale of fur in 2005, saying it prided itself on being a “responsible retailer and a trusted curator of brands”. Claire Bass, the executive director of the Humane Society International, said the decision would save the lives of countless crocodiles and snakes. Read more at The Guardian.