Kudos to Sri Lankan model-turned-designer Nimesha Kahandagama for recently unveiling a chic, new fashion line that’s completely fur- and leather-free! This gorgeous and affordable line of shoes and fashionable accessories (including handbags) proves that you can have a killer fashion sense without killing innocent animals.
Leather is not simply a slaughterhouse byproduct—it’s a booming industry and an important part of the slaughter trade. The meat industry relies on skin sales because skin is the most economically important byproduct of the meat-packing industry.
Many people who care about animals refuse to buy leather because animals killed for their skins suffer all the horrors of factory farming, including extreme crowding and confinement, deprivation, castration without painkillers, branding, tail-docking, dehorning, and cruel treatment during transport and slaughter. If the leather comes from countries such as India or China, conditions are often much worse. Some leather imported from China is made from the skins of domestic dogs and cats who have been rounded up from the streets and barbarically killed.
Join Kahandagama in speaking up for animals, and take our pledge today not to wear any skin but your own!
Posted by Ashley Fruno