That’s right, we all love good leather. It has to be genuine of best quality. This cut across all the leather products. From shoes, clothes, watch wrists, bags, just to name a few.
Leather is expensive but that doesn’t hinder or lower our. We are more than willing to incur the cost. With something made of leather, your status is pampered. It brings a good feeling and confidence.
But have you ever thought of its production process. Of course we know where leather comes from. It comes from animals. So how is it extracted?
Thanks to the documentaries.
Have you watched any documentaries illustrating the journey of your wonderful pair of shoes. Very few may have gotten this opportunity to have a look. And for sure, these documentaries are not for faint-hearten. Especially if you love animals.
It will be very easy to disown everything made of leather just by watching these documentaries. I saw one the other day. And gotten help to shed a few tears.
Animals too have rights. They are not to be subjected to cruelty and animosity. They do feel pain too. That should be always in our mind.
The documentary was on how snake’s skins are extracted. These poor creatures are being poached and subjected to unbearable pain. Being knocked several times on their heads. And since these guys have no idea about snake’s head morphology. They blindly hit almost every part. To make the snakes unconscious.
Some chose to subject the snake to hunger. Keeping them for days with no food. Seriously, even the smallest piece of mercy seem not to be in these people’s hearts. The snakes were placed in huge numbers together like something non-living.
Those of the snakes that still held to their lives. Had the worst coming their ways. They were being hanged and their bodies filled with water. This was done so as to stretch them to their best length. At this stage I don’t think any snake could withstand the cruelty. Pregnant snakes too, were not spared.
The involved parties didn’t seem to be bothered. It was business as usual for them. They didn’t see anything wrong with these procedures. Despite only getting a few dollars for the skins. Maybe they are yet to understand the impact of their actions .But until then, more snakes are in trouble.
It’s a possibility that people on the high rank of fashion knows nothing about this. They just order skins and pay their middlemen faithfully. Go ahead to make us these wonderful stuffs. But this should not be an excuse to let it go.
Now that documentaries are bringing to our attention what really happens at the grass root. It’s time we took action. A small effort to investigate how your skin supply comes from, will save snakes from anguishing pain.
In that spirit, let’s ensure we keep off products made from the endangered species. Let’s not promote poaching out of ignorance.