3 ethical reasons to choose vegan shoes
As you know veganism is more than a diet, although very often referred only to it. It’s a lifestyle that defends eco, animal and people friendly methods. Vegan shoes are part of an industry that works towards animal freedom, contributes to the well-being of the populations it touches, whether they are clients or workers, while constantly considering its environmental impact.
So, what does a ‘vegan shoe’ mean? A vegan shoe is one made without the use of animal products. It also excludes products that were tested on animals. This excludes many materials traditionally used in shoe making such as leather, fur, and some glues. Fortunately, the options in vegan shoes have only gotten better over the years. Let us give you 3 ethical reasons to chose vegan shoes.
1. Planet friendly
Although leather seems natural, the production of leather is no friend to the environment. The tanning of leather is the fifth largest pollution threat in the world. The majority of leather is tanned in countries with little or no environmental standards or worker protection, so the toxic cocktail of chemicals and solid waste leftover from making leather is offloaded directly into local water supplies, that kills the fish and plant life.
2. Animal friendly
To state the obvious, leather is animal skin, and so producing leather necessarily involves the death of an animal. leather often comes from factory farmed animals, enduring overcrowding, dehorning, tail-docking and castration. Whilst some have argued that leather is simply a by-product of the meat industry, others see it as a very lucrative subsidy to the industry. If you care about animal welfare, then vegan shoes is the way to go.
3. Human friendly
When talking about leather industry, the compassion does not limit to animals. We cannot ignore the underpaid and exploited humans who work their souls out in order to churn cows into boots. Moreover, you are taking care of yourself. Every human wants to feel happier, and every time we make a conscious decision, we feel more and more aligned with who we really are, that in return makes us feel happier.
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