To get the bile from a bear surgery has to be done to insert a tube in the galbladder. The bear can then be 'milked' for its bile. It leaves the bear scarred and in terrible pain. At these farms, bears stay in small steel cages where they can't sit up straight or turn around.
Leather products mean animal suffering. Alternatives to leather offer a cruelty free and still stylish approach. More and more consumers are looking for it and this is a great opportunity for a shift in this industry.
In 2019 I only want to support vegan restaurants so I'm happy to see the number of vegan places in my city going up. In the past year five new vegan restaurants opened in Rotterdam with completely different dishes. So if you're visiting or live here, they're all worth a visit.
I was a big meat lover but after seeing videos of how animals were being treated, it made less and less sense to still eat meat. So 10 years ago I became vegetarian. And since a few months vegan.
I was amazed by her. By her love for animals and by her determination to help them. Most people say they find animal cruelty sad, but very few actually try to actively change that. And she does.
Farmers are punching and kicking calves. And they use pipes and crutches to hit their mother so the mother can't reach their baby.
Leather used for fashion unfortunately is not very natural and far from being a by-product of the food industry. Toxic chemicals such as zinc, lead, dyes, cyanide and formaldehyde are used to treat it which makes it decompose very slowly which is bad for the environment.