04 Sep '15, 4pm

Thousands Of Baby Kangaroos Are Being Slaughtered To Sell You Sneakers

Thousands Of Baby Kangaroos Are Being Slaughtered To Sell You Sneakers

In California, a handful of lobbyists and lawmakers — working for hire on behalf of the government of Australia and commercial interests in that country — are attempting an end run around the state's legislative process to pass a controversial bill that would allow their patrons to profit from a mass slaughter of kangaroos. The funders of this effort thought they'd get the jump on us in the last days of the legislative session, but HSUS lobbyist Jennifer Fearing has sniffed out their maneuvering, and newspaper editorial writers are crying foul at the plan to make mincemeat of the animal who adorns the logo of Australia's national airline, Qantas. California is the world's largest market for soccer cleats, many of which are made with kangaroo leather. But unless Australia and the soccer-gear sellers get their way, the import of kangaroo skin products into California will on...

Full article: https://www.thedodo.com/kangaroo-leather-slaughter-sneake...

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