07 Jul '11, 12pm

Leather Shoe Ban in Indian Schools

Leather Shoe Ban in Indian Schools

The state of Punjab may move to ban leather shoes from state run schools. Specifically, the ban will apply to students. According to Eccouterre , it's in response to a letter from PETA in April. “It is strongly recommended to stop the atrocities against such innocent animals…by reducing the consumption of leather,” the director of education said in a memo on Friday. Black leather shoes are mandatory in many Indian schools but Himachal Pradesh, Chennai, and Chandigarh are considering swapping canvas for leather because the tanning process is cruel for the animals involved but it's also highly toxic and dangerous both for workers and for the environment . Politician Maneka Gandhi has long been in favor of the ban because leather is unnecessary in a tropical climate and because it's reminiscent of British Colonial rule. According to PETA India , the process of tanning is pain...

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