No it's because they have a double standard, the leather shoes, wallets, purses, belts, car seats, home furniture, sex outfits, whips, etc. would all have to go so there life would be ruined ! They only want to ruin your life not theirs!
They must have leather seats in the BMW !
Haha. I would assume it's because leather is a by-product of the meat industry, nothing's being killed specifically to make it, but tbh I don't know if they put that much thought into it.
Come to think of it, I wonder who the fur industry sells all the mink and ermine and fox carcasses to? Pedigree Chum? KFC?
People will always eat meat. What should be done with the hides, it wouldn't be sensible to not make use of them. I love animals, but I also will always enjoy eating beef and pork. And nothing protects from the wind like a good leather coat.
One might well think so. I don't wear fur because I don't need it to keep warm, but I do use leather. There are people for whom it's black and white, and no animals should be harmed in the making of any product. I admit I do make the distinction between companion animals and those used for food and clothing, but even the ones that provide those things (including fish and shrimp) I wouldn't want treated with unnecessary cruelty in the process.
Some animal rights activists such as PETA are complete idiots. They asked Judas Priest to stop using leather and change their lyrics to "Hell Bent for Pleather" but they already were using pleather.
Yes, they wrote a letter rather than protest.