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Posts Tagged ‘Leather’

Stop Animal Abuse

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Stop Animal AbuseCruelty towards animals has prevailed from a long time. One reason for this long time existence of animal abuse is no strict laws to protect animals and strict penalties for animal abusers. However, the emergence of internet has educated many around the world regarding the abusive practices towards animals. Therefore, now we have numerous options to come ahead and stop this menace happening on earth.

Every year, millions of animals are injected with chemicals, poisoned, strangled, buried alive, run down by horrible machines and buried alive. It is really sad to know that, things like this are happening with animals. We have not created animals and nor are we sharing our breath with them, therefore we have no right to take away their lives.

The global leather industry slaughters more than a billion animals every year to use their skins and hides to make products like belts, shoes, bags and jackets. These animals have to undergo the horrors of factory farming like castration, dehorning, branding, extreme crowding, tail docking and also cruel treated during transport and slaughter.

With the decline in production of dairy cows their skin is used for making leather. Also, hides of calves are used for making veal and high-priced calfskin.

Leather produced in U.S. mostly comes from the skin of cattle and calves. However, animals like horses, sheep, goats and pigs are slaughtered for meat and also their skin are used for leather. The other species hunted frequently for their skins are zebras, wild buffalos, kangaroos, sharks, dolphins, seals, elephants, crocodiles, sharks and a lot more.

Millions of Kangaroos are slaughtered every year as their skins are considered to be the prime material for soccer shoes. Snakes are skinned alive with the belief that live flaying makes leather supple. Other exotic animals like alligators are factory farmed for their skin and meat. Alligators can live up to 60 years but farmed alligators are butchered before the age of 2 i.e. as soon as they are 4 to 6 feet in length. They are beaten to death in farms with hammers. In fact, in their unconscious state they itself they are skinned. Alongside, with the use of leather, a lot many animals are harmed in a day to day basis. Not only by animal skin, but animals are tortured through various ways. In circuses animals are tortured to play and perform in front of the audience. On streets also, we see animals are being beaten up. In zoos, too animals have to stay as though an imprisonment to life.

What can we do?

To avoid animals from being slaughtered, we can use alternatives to leather that include products like cotton, rubber, canvas and synthetics. Avoid buying things coats made of fur. Do not buy products tested on animals. In fact, you can even a drop a note in the company stating that you will not buy products tested on animals and share the information with the other customers too. When enough people do this, automatically they will get a drop in sales. Stop visiting zoos and circuses and also discourage others from doing so. This can create a bigger impact gradually. By starting off with these little things, we can make a huge difference in the lives of animals that suffer in the hands of humans. Also, there are laws created for the welfare of animals, therefore if you see anyone violating these laws, you can go on to take legal action against them.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Therefore, save the planet!

By- Angelica Campbell

This Winter Look Stylish with Leather outfits

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

One of the hottest trends in winter is the leather look- real or faux. Whether you are a celebrity or a fashionista, everybody wishes to have this piece of clothing in their wardrobe. Leather outfits are not confined just to jackets but are also used for trousers, shoes, bags, skirts, belts and a lot more. Leather apparels are well known for their style quotient and have been a favourite material amongst the fashion designers. Leather outfits not only add sensuality to one’s figure but also defines a figure accurately. As it’s a tight fitting material, so it looks the best when worn by slim people.

Women, generally like to flaunt their curves and a faux leather pant when teamed with a nice sequenced top or a good baggy pullover can give a fantastic look.

Men always prefer the biker look and leather jackets help them to get that pThis Winter Look Stylish with Leather outfitserfect look. Even women prefer the biker look and a leather jacket is a common thing to find in a woman’s wardrobe. The material looks extremely stylish and sexy and could be absolutely feminine too, if the material is used to make a skirt. Flaunting outfits made up of leather gives you that extra edge and gives an extraordinary look in the crowd. The fabric is absolutely versatile and a perfect one to make you look preppy and chic. Although, its told that leather accessories are mostly preferred by people that lead a rough lifestyle, however anyone can try it on to enjoy the new look. In comparison to the other fabrics, the price of leather is expensive but is long lasting. And, therefore it creates an excellent impression.

These days, with the option of buying things online, you can check a lot many things. Furthermore, with lots of discounts and offers available, buying gets even easier. Online shops offer the assistance of a virtual stylist that can help you pick the right clothing. These stylists are well experienced and can help you choose the right sort of clothing that suits your body type. If you are wishing to try something new and trendy then taking the help of these stylists is a must. This winter, go on to sizzle your look with this stylish fabric- leather.

By- Angelica Campbell