Did you know that most soccer cleats are made with kangaroo leather? My Pal Chloe from Girle Girl Army sent me this info from her blog. Millions of kangaroos are abused and slaughtered in Australia every year due to the drive for this industry. It is SO awful. I want to share it with you, my fellow Kind Lifers, to join me in taking action. Adidas and Puma are said to be cutting back on the use of kangaroo leather, yet, Nike is still offering it.
Help me in ending this cruelty by taking part in some of the following actions below:
- Spread the word and educate your friends (especially those who play soccer)
- Sign this petition.
- Email Nike’s CEO demanding the elimination of kangaroo use: Phil Knight c/o Mark Parker, Nike CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tweet Hannah Jones VP of Sustainable Business and Innovation at Nike @hjones_nike
Many thanks for all that you do.
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