Ever thought how Leather, Silk, Wool and Cosmetics are Produced
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What can be said about leather when we all know how it is produced. Just imagine someone peeling our skin while we are still alive and in our senses. Although it is thought that there are no alternatives to things like shoes, wallets and belts but a slight vigil approach while shopping can help you find cheap and comparable non-leather alternatives. Even in countries like US non-leather formal shoes can be bought at paylessshoe store and Rebook provides a wide variety of non-leather sports shoes. Let us know if you ever need help in find something..click here
Silk is a viscous protein substance secreted from the glands of silkworms which hardens into silk on contact with air. This soft, lustrous fiber is obtained from the cocoon of the silkworm. In order to retain a single, unbroken filament, the silkworm is killed before it can emerge from the cocoon and break the thread. Slaughtering silkworms for their silk is done by boiling, baking, or steaming the live worm directly in its cocoon. When the worm is in this chrysalis stage it is not dead; it is transforming. Therefore, we must believe on faith that its sentience remains intact. To assume otherwise would be unconscionable.
Selective breeding over many generations has expunged the moth's ability to fly. Certain chrysalis are kept aside to allow the moths to emerge and mate. After the female lays her eggs, she is crushed and inspected for diseases. If she appears diseased, her eggs are immediately destroyed. After mating, the males are dumped into a basket and discarded as refuse. According to research conducted by Beauty Without Cruelty, India, approximately fifteen hundred chrysalis are killed to produce one hundred grams of pure silk.
Depending on the weave, style, design, or place where it is woven, silk may be called different names in the marketplace. Some common euphemisms for certain types of woven silk are pure chiffon, pure georgette, organza, pure crepe, pure satin, and raw silk. When buying clothing (including the lining and trim), ties, handkerchiefs, handbags, hats, ribbons, curtains, upholstered furniture, embroidered items, and typewriter/printer ribbons, check the label for fabric content. Chiffon, georgette, crepe, and satin may also be made of synthetic fibers.
The skin, fleece, feathers, shells, hair, or body parts of any animal, bird, fish, or insect are only produced by harming the living creature. This includes fur, down, camel's hair, mohair, angora, tortoiseshell, snakeskin, ivory, bone, pearls, and so forth. The list of animals and their body parts used for human garments and accessories is extensive. When shopping, just use your common sense, and don't purchase something if you don't know its origin; hold off until you can investigate it further. There are many alternatives for practically all of these animal-based commodities, for example faux pearls, rayon instead of silk, synthetic fiberfill instead of down, polar fleece instead of wool, and taugua nut instead of ivory.
In Australia, where more than 50 percent of the world’s merino wool—which is used in products ranging from clothing to carpets—comes from lambs who are forced to endure a gruesome procedure called mulesing, in which huge chunks of skin and flesh are cut from the animals’ backsides, without any painkillers. When their wool production declines, some sheep are shipped to the Middle East on crowded multilevel ships. These journeys, which can last for months, are to countries where animal welfare standards are non-existent. The suffering sheep are dragged off the ships, loaded onto trucks, and dragged by their ears and legs to unregulated slaughterhouses, where their throats are slit while they are still conscious. Sheep are gentle individuals who, like all animals, feel pain, fear, and loneliness. But because there is a market for their fleece and skins, they are treated as nothing more than wool-producing machines.
No amount of fluff can hide the fact that anyone who buys wool supports a cruel and bloody industry. There are plenty of durable, stylish, and warm fabrics available that aren’t made from animal skins. Please join the millions of people all over the world who know that compassion is the fashion. Save a sheep—don’t buy wool.
Alternatives to Wool
Many people who are allergic to wool already use alternatives to wool clothing and blankets, including cotton, cotton flannel, polyester fleece, synthetic shearling, and other cruelty-free fibers. Tencel—breathable, durable, and biodegradable—is one of the newest cruelty-free wool substitutes. Polartec Wind Pro—made primarily from recycled plastic soda bottles—is a high-density fleece with four times the wind resistance of wool that also wicks away moisture.
Choosing to buy these nonwool products not only helps the animals, but can also reduce or eliminate many of the consumer problems and inconveniences that go along with wearing or using wool.
Cosmetics and Testing
Hundreds of thousands of animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year in outdated product tests for cosmetics, personal care products, household cleaning products, and even fruit juices. Some corporations still force substances into animals’ stomachs and drip chemicals into rabbits’ eyes. These tests are not required by law, and they often produce inaccurate or misleading results—even if a product has blinded an animal, it can still be marketed to you.
Please vow never to buy products from companies that use animals. It’s easy—just check out the list of companies that do and that don't test on animals.