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Pro-Vegan Guy Attacks iPhone Case Makers For Killing Animals To Make Cases, And Company’s Reply Goes Viral
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Pro-Vegan Guy Attacks iPhone Case Makers For Killing Animals To Make Cases, And Company’s Reply Goes Viral

Leather is the material. It’s used to make clothing, footwear, furniture, automobile seats, you name it. However, while the earliest record of leather artifacts date back to at least 2200 BC, a lot of today’s consumers have boycotted goods made from this material for an ethical reason. Killing animals. A good example of this is a recent comment one man left under a video about the making-of of a leather iPhone case.

The video was released by Saddleback Leather, a company that claims their products are 100% leather, as opposed to the other iPhone cases that are usually about 80% plastic and only 20% leather. The company responded to the criticism, pointing out that the material they use is only a by-product of other industries and there are much bigger problems in the smartphone-making business.

According to the United Nations, “the leather and leather products industry plays a prominent role in the world’s economy, with an estimated global trade value of approximately US$100 billion per year.”

“World population grew dramatically in the 20th century and it continues to grow at present. This growing population and the general increase in wealth have led to increases in the demand for meat, which in turn have kept the supply of leather raw material fairly constant.” In fact, so constant that, the raw material supplies for the leather industry reflected population growth throughout the whole 20th century. Also, “the ratio of cattle populations (by far the primary source of leather raw material) and leather produced to the size of human populations has remained remarkably steady for the last one hundred years.” The United Nations claims that, “the leather industry relies on by-products of the meat and dairy industries for over 95% of its raw materials.”

Scroll down to check out the emotional exchange and let us know your thoughts about this topic in the comments.

Recently, a man criticised Saddleback Leather for making leather iPhone case, thus supporting animal abuse

Image credits: Saddleback Leather

Some people support the company

While others claim that their business in unethical

What do you think?

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Diana R
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Regardless of moral high ground, the leather company had the more rational comment. But they both kinda ended up calling each other hypocrites. And you know, they both are hypocrites. Aren't we all if we're honest with ourselves?

Aaron Kara
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The truth in this comment is bloody refreshing. Thank you!

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Joe Clark
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Help save the animals. Make iPhone cases from vegans.

Aunt Messy
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So...what would he use? Plastic? Ok. Plastic is made from petroleum, which is an environmental disaster on a whole bunch of fronts, from destroying habitats, to smoke belching factories and when it wears out (a LOT faster than leather does) it ends up in landfills where it will be for eternity, since it NEVER breaks down. ...///... How about cotton? Ok. Cotton is grown in heavily irrigated areas in depleted soil that requires millions of tons of petroleum based fertilizers and chemical insecticides. It must be processed in the aforementioned smoke-belching factories and assembled in even more factories, but that happens overseas so the self-righteous don't have to look at it. ...///... Leather is readily available, easily processed, and when you're done with it, it decomposes easily.

Zenozenobee
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was at a dinner once were a vegetarian was roast by a vegan cause she was a "hypocrite", "fake friend of animal" as she was using butter, milk or eggs and this is animal slavery. ( We, omnivorous, were never target) All the products this vegan girl brought to the dinner to replace or "monstruous products" were made with palm oil....

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Diana R
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Regardless of moral high ground, the leather company had the more rational comment. But they both kinda ended up calling each other hypocrites. And you know, they both are hypocrites. Aren't we all if we're honest with ourselves?

Aaron Kara
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The truth in this comment is bloody refreshing. Thank you!

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Joe Clark
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Help save the animals. Make iPhone cases from vegans.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So...what would he use? Plastic? Ok. Plastic is made from petroleum, which is an environmental disaster on a whole bunch of fronts, from destroying habitats, to smoke belching factories and when it wears out (a LOT faster than leather does) it ends up in landfills where it will be for eternity, since it NEVER breaks down. ...///... How about cotton? Ok. Cotton is grown in heavily irrigated areas in depleted soil that requires millions of tons of petroleum based fertilizers and chemical insecticides. It must be processed in the aforementioned smoke-belching factories and assembled in even more factories, but that happens overseas so the self-righteous don't have to look at it. ...///... Leather is readily available, easily processed, and when you're done with it, it decomposes easily.

Zenozenobee
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was at a dinner once were a vegetarian was roast by a vegan cause she was a "hypocrite", "fake friend of animal" as she was using butter, milk or eggs and this is animal slavery. ( We, omnivorous, were never target) All the products this vegan girl brought to the dinner to replace or "monstruous products" were made with palm oil....

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