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i've heard a lot of people rationalize their use of leather with the idea that the skin is simply a discard from the cows that are slaughter for food.

is that true, or are there cows specifically bred for leather and leather only?

any links to info online about this would be appreciated.
 

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for some people, i guess it does, as i've heard it used as an excuse in debates about leather.

they say that the skins would simply be 'wasted' if people stopped buying leather.
 

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right. so then you end up in the whole ecological debate about whether the tanning process of leather, or the production of synthetic "leathers" (like PVC or plastics), creates more waste and pollution.
 

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thanks for all the input here, folks. i now feel better armed to contradict the rationalizations put forth by leather-wearing vegetarians.
 

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Originally posted by VealPrincess

It takes someone with less than half a brain to not understand that buying leather is supporting the meat industry.
um, i didn't know for sure if the leather industry and meat industries were definitely tied together. hence why i asked. does that mean i have less than half a brain?
 
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