::PETA Rapid-Action Center::
Tell Levi's and Other Brands to Ditch Leather
Leather is a rip-off!
Millions of cows and other animals who are killed for their skin endure extreme crowding and deprivation as well as castration, branding, and tail-docking—all without receiving any pain relief. Most leather comes from countries such as Brazil, China, and India, where animal-welfare laws are either nonexistent or not enforced. Because leather is normally not labeled, it’s very difficult to figure out where (or whom) it came from. Even dogs and cats are slaughtered for their meat and skin in China, and their skins are mislabeled and sold around the world to unsuspecting consumers. From this page, you’ll be able to complete multiple PETA action alerts and help stop animals from being killed for leather.
Let’s speak up for cows, pigs, goats, sheep, and even dogs and cats who are in danger of being killed for leather by urging brands—including Levi’s—to stop selling it.
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To find out more about the cruelty of the leather industry and to discover eco- and animal-friendly vegan alternatives, continue reading.
More Facts About Leather
More and more consumers around the world are recognizing that it’s unacceptable to breed, abuse, and kill animals in order to make clothing and that leather isn’t a mere byproduct or leftover of the meat industry. Leather is an economically codependent product made to meet consumer demand. Leather is also no friend to the environment, as it shares responsibility for all the environmental destruction caused by the meat industry, and the toxins used in tanning create extensive pollution. Per recent analyses by independent experts, animal-derived leather has a negative environmental impact approximately three times greater than most vegan leathers.
A PETA video exposé even revealed that gentle cows and bulls were branded on the face, electroshocked, and beaten before finally being slaughtered so that their skins could be made into the leather interiors offered by the world’s largest car companies—including General Motors, Volkswagen, and Toyota. Below, you can contact these companies to urge them to switch to vegan leather. For every leather item purchased, an animal was sentenced to a lifetime of suffering. Conscientious consumers can choose from hundreds of styles of nonleather shoes, jackets, belts, bags, and wallets. Check out PETA’s cruelty-free clothing guide for great tips on finding stylish and compassionate fashions:
You can make a difference and help reduce the number of animals killed for fashion today. The single biggest actions you can take are buying and wearing vegan clothes, and The Living section of PETA’s website is filled with tips to help you make your closet vegan. If you want to be an all-star for animals, there are tons of ways to get more involved: Follow PETA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to stay up to date on our latest campaigns; subscribe to PETA E-news to get weekly updates on our efforts; and be sure to take action on the PETA action alerts and pledges below—they can be completed with the quick click of a button.
—Take Action for Animals—
There are multiple opportunities to help. As soon as you take one action or pledge below, another will automatically appear in its place.
Just enter your information once. Then, keep clicking the “Send Message” button until you’ve completed every action. Once you’ve finished, be sure to share this page with your friends, family members, and social media followers. Encourage them to join you in helping stop the abuse of animals for leather.