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    Snakeskin products belong in a bad outback porno.

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    A bit of quick googling reveals that the snake skin industry is cruel. Snakes are blown up with water to loosen the skin, and skinned alive.

    That is not cool.

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    I'm being genuine here.....

    I know 'the more expensive' doesn't necessarily mean wasn't made under better circumstances but cheap lounges etc like amart etc I just assume cheap overseas labour. I'd rather buy Australian made leather or wood and hope it's made ethically!! We have lots of ivory included a chess set, bracelets, whistles, knives etc (we own a lot of antiques). I own it because it is beautiful and I'm sorry if that offends.

    I wouldn't buy anything 'NEW' that is ivory now I guess that's double standard.. But oh we'll..

    And maybelline... HELLO Texas have you seem there boot factories?! Omg.... Well warehouses lol. My mum wants to do Route 66 just to buy boots LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsy View Post
    Not a fan of snakeskin, it always looks tacky. I don't know anything about how the snakeskin industry works, however.

    I did kill a snake today, and no, I didn't even consider using its skin or meat, how wasteful. To be fair it did slither in my lounge room uninvited, and wouldn't leave when I asked. If it was outside a fair distance from the house I would not feel the need to kill it, but curled up under the lounge furniture is a bit close for comfort.

    Leather: I love it, I can't stand synthetic shoes, and love my leather lounge suite. But I raise beef cattle, so of course I would say that.
    By killed you meant caught and released on a country farm somewhere at the back of beyond since it illegal to kill a snake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsTruth View Post
    Probably not a popular opinion but I never really give a thought to how my leather shoes etc come to be.

    I guess that my views come from a place of believing that humans are at the top of the chain and that animals are there for our use (not condoning cruelty).
    Yep agree.

    I prefer leather over synthetics. Will only buy leather shoes and handbags. Ambivalent over crocodile snakeskin etc as I'm not rich enough to afford it.

    I'm also not particularly interested in how or why my food ends up on my table or the shoes on my feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    I'm being genuine here.....

    I know 'the more expensive' doesn't necessarily mean wasn't made under better circumstances but cheap lounges etc like amart etc I just assume cheap overseas labour. I'd rather buy Australian made leather or wood and hope it's made ethically!! We have lots of ivory included a chess set, bracelets, whistles, knives etc (we own a lot of antiques). I own it because it is beautiful and I'm sorry if that offends.

    I wouldn't buy anything 'NEW' that is ivory now I guess that's double standard.. But oh we'll..

    And maybelline... HELLO Texas have you seem there boot factories?! Omg.... Well warehouses lol. My mum wants to do Route 66 just to buy boots LOL!
    I could never own ivory I can pretty much guarantee you, your ivory chess set, bracelets, whistles and knives weren't made ethically, and I think ivory is much more beautiful on the elephants that are butchered for it. Sorry, but I do feel strongly about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsy View Post
    Not a fan of snakeskin, it always looks tacky. I don't know anything about how the snakeskin industry works, however.

    I did kill a snake today, and no, I didn't even consider using its skin or meat, how wasteful. To be fair it did slither in my lounge room uninvited, and wouldn't leave when I asked. If it was outside a fair distance from the house I would not feel the need to kill it, but curled up under the lounge furniture is a bit close for comfort.

    Leather: I love it, I can't stand synthetic shoes, and love my leather lounge suite. But I raise beef cattle, so of course I would say that.
    Oh why oh why did I have to read this before going to bed the only thing that terrifies me is snakes, this made my skin crawl on your behalf. How big was it? How did you kill it?

    I can honestly say I never give the animal a second thought when buying leather shoes. I also own 2 gorgeous leather couches. Now I feel bad.

    I'd never buy snake skin though - ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    By killed you meant caught and released on a country farm somewhere at the back of beyond since it illegal to kill a snake.
    Yes, that is what I meant . Although I believe if a snake is a "threat to you or your family" there is leeway to be able to kill it.
    I "relocated" the said snake because it was in my lounge and I could not get my 18month old DD out of her high chair until it was "relocated".

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsy View Post
    Yes, that is what I meant . Although I believe if a snake is a "threat to you or your family" there is leeway to be able to kill it.
    I "relocated" the said snake because it was in my lounge and I could not get my 18month old DD out of her high chair until it was "relocated".


    Holy cr@p balls!!

    I ran away from a carpet python on our veranda. I may or may not have used ds1 as a 'shield'

    Can I ask how you 'relocated' the snake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsy View Post
    Yes, that is what I meant . Although I believe if a snake is a "threat to you or your family" there is leeway to be able to kill it.
    I "relocated" the said snake because it was in my lounge and I could not get my 18month old DD out of her high chair until it was "relocated".
    Ive seen a lot of snakes, and I've "relocated" a lot of snakes. But I have to admit that I've yet to see one that can jump up into a high chair.


 

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