Plenty. Leather isn’t just leftovers that will be thrown away if they don’t make shoes out of it – they’ve got special cows suffering just for that purpose. Leather isn’t natural or environmentally friendly – the tanning process is extremely toxic to the earth. The cows suffer greatly, regardless of your rationalizations, so don’t buy leather.
- Cows Are Cool – A Peta site dedicated to the topic of leather.
- India’s Cruel Leather Trade – This is another Peta site. Apparently cows aren’t all that sacred anymore in India. And a huge portion of western leather comes from India.
- Earthlings (the movie) – This movie touches on a whole lot of animal cruelty issues. The leather segment is particularly good.