“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.”
― Helen Keller
I won't be posting on this subject anymore. But next time you make a fashion purchase, please spare a moment and consider that all you are buying is the horrific pain and terror of an innocent animal.
The way I see it people will still eat meat even if we don't use the leather e.g. for shoes. If the animal still is killed I'd rather see we use as much of it as possible, instead of throwing away a bi-product like leather (because as you know, all the calf leather, which is standard for quality shoes, are remnants from the meat industry).
And the thing is that when buying high quality shoes, we automatically buy leather from animals that have had a relatively good life. Excellent leather don't come from animals being treated badly, living a stressful life and so on, it comes from those treated with care, who grows slowly and who get to spend their lives outside as much as possible. So you are kind of in the wrong place, if anything it's the people buying the cheap, glued leather shoes for $30 you should go blame. And they aren't on SF.