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ANIMALS being CUT UP to make Apple Watch straps

Ostriches, alligators, snakes and even sharks are fair game

The Register can reveal that beautiful animals are being cut down in their prime to make Apple Watch straps.

We at The Register's nature history desk were upset to discover that creatures such as the majestic ostrich, the noble alligator and the much-maligned shark are being used to make wrist securing devices for fruity wristjobs.

Geneva-based Golden Dreams is flogging hand-made Apple Watch straps – fabricated from the skin of these creatures – which are being offered in 160 attractive colours.

The straps are being sold for 680.00 Swiss Franc (£445): about the same price as the wristjob itself.

Talking to a Golden Dreams representative, we were assured that the leather they used was farmed in Mississippi. "Everything we do is legal and within the rules," the representative stated.

The Register has contacted Apple, but a representative has so far refused to talk to us. ®

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