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Hermes Holds Talks With Actress Jane Birkin Following Complaint

Hermes International SCA said it’s talking to Jane Birkin to allay her concerns about crocodile slaughter practices after the actress demanded the leather-goods maker stop using her name on its bestselling bag.

Like Birkin, the French company was also shocked by an animal-rights group’s publication of a video showing reptiles still moving after being shot by a bolt gun at a farm in Texas, Hermes Chief Executive Officer Axel Dumas said Friday.