What’s wrong with leather?

October 14th, 2007

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.
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