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In today’s society, many people are becoming more and more aware of their impact and the world and how important their decisions are. As a culture, we’re becoming more conscious of our decisions. We’ve started the “green” movement, and now you see recycling bins and environmentally friendly initiatives everywhere; we’ve even been introduced to electric cars! But these things apply to society as a whole, and not to any specific person.
However, there are some specific people that deserve some attention: vegan fashionistas. These gals (and guys!) swear off fur and leather (among other products, like suede) and only purchase faux fur and materials like pleather.
The effects of these peoples’ decisions are for the betterment of many, many different animals. You see, some might argue that skins, furs, and pelts are only a by-product of slaughtering, and therefore, it’s actually less wasteful to wear these products than to ignore them.
That actually isn’t true. Many sick animals that are deemed unfit to slaughter for meat are left to starve and suffer until they’re eventually killed for their skins. Many other animals are raised specifically for their fur, like rabbits. These little guys often experience deformed bones, malnutrition, and terrible living conditions. They’re kept in cages for their entire lives, never knowing love or happiness.
Is that the kind of world you want to promote and encourage? If you have half a heart, of course it isn’t! But what can you do, right? You can’t take on big companies that produce furs and skins, can you?
Yes, you can do something. Make the promise not to wear furs or skins anymore! The list includes several products, because the point is to skip out on any products that are made with animal skins. You should forego:
These products come from many different animals, most of them being abused in some way or another.
To end the cruelty, you only have to promise to yourself not to partake in it, and advocate for others to do the same! While it may seem like a long, impossible journey, by educating others, you can make a big difference. I firmly believe that someday, a majority of fashionistas out there will want to go faux!
What exactly does it mean to “go vegan”? Well, it’s really simple. You only have to read the labels in the clothing you purchase to make sure there’s no animal product contained in it. I recently went boot shopping and checked every label to make sure they weren’t leather. I finally found the perfect vegan pair on Piperlime! It’s really very easy to find vegan boots, and many sites have sections of them for you to browse. Zappos is an example.
Are you ready to go vegan?
Join the movement by committing yourself to the words below:
“I promise to consciously purchase products that are free of animal products or skins, and when possible, to encourage others to do the same.”
There! You just did it! You can help animals suffering cruelty by choosing to follow that phrase. It’s so, so simple, but so, so very important.