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    Default What are your views on snakeskin?

    Clearly vegans will be anti, however I'm wondering about those of you who are happy using leather in general. Does this extend to snakeskin?

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    Yep. I'm fine with it.

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    It's ugly.

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    It grosses me out, as does crocodile/Alligator and cane toad leather, ugh!

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    I don't like the look of snakeskin, but really it is no different to cows leather for shoes, handbags etc. which I happily buy without thinking...

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    I love love love leather and buy it/own it but I don't like snakeskin or crocodile skin I think it looks tacky probably because there are so many fakes that its tainted my opinion.

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    But... Aesthetics aside, do you see it as ethically different to other kinds of leather? And if so what's your reasoning?

    I don't buy exotic furs, but I've always been fine with sheepskin and cow leather. My reasoning was that these weren't endangered, in fact they were raised for the purpose, and we used the whole animal. I feel uncomfortable with killing an animal purely for its pelt or skin, so I couldn't justify snakeskin.

    However the more I look into it, the more it seems we do just that with cows' leather too, as the cows raised for leather are not usually used for meat.

    So I'm conflicted and confused and looking for others' insights...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    But... Aesthetics aside, do you see it as ethically different to other kinds of leather? And if so what's your reasoning?

    I don't buy exotic furs, but I've always been fine with sheepskin and cow leather. My reasoning was that these weren't endangered, in fact they were raised for the purpose, and we used the whole animal. I feel uncomfortable with killing an animal purely for its pelt or skin, so I couldn't justify snakeskin.

    However the more I look into it, the more it seems we do just that with cows' leather too, as the cows raised for leather are not usually used for meat.

    So I'm conflicted and confused and looking for others' insights...
    So the only thing that is used is the skin? I always thought the meat would be used also... not sure for what though.

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    I don't wear leather. I just can't see the point when there are alternatives. Sure, some will say the products aren't as high in quality but to me there's no point in using a life because I want some long lasting expensive shoes. So snakeskin I wouldn't buy either because it's ugly and I don't see the point.

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    I hate snakes and am absolutely terrified of them. They are the only living creature i'm glad gets murdered!
    I agree snake skin looks ugly!

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