CONTEST IS CLOSED.
Parents are well aware of how important good shoes are for their growing children. All day long, kids are running, jumping and bouncing from school to home to play. Thanks to kids’ vegan footwear companies like Yoyo Baby Shoes, it’s easy to find shoes that are as compassionate as they are cute and durable for your little ones. In fact, we’re giving away five pairs of Yoyo Baby Shoes to the five entries with the most compelling answers to this question: Why do you only dress your child vegan?
Submit your answer using the form below.
The five parents with children between the ages of 2 and 12 whose answers are judged by us to be the most inspiring will win a pair of darling Yoyo Baby Shoes.
The leather industry is violent: Cows and buffaloes are sent to their death on trucks that are so crowded the animals’ bones often break or they suffocate. Other cattle are forced to march to the slaughterhouse while handlers break their tails or rub chili pepper and tobacco into their eyes to keep the exhausted animals moving. Slaughterhouse workers typically slit animals’ throats in full view of other terrified animals .
Leather production is also bad for the planet: High levels of lead, cyanide and formaldehyde have been found in groundwater near tanneries, which people drink . In Kanpur, about 400 tanneries dump much of their dangerous waste – including chromium – directly into the sacred Ganga , which is now one of the most polluted rivers in the world .
Wearing leather shoes can be harmful to your child’s health. Studies have shown that even finished leather products – especially those in direct contact with the skin – contain high levels of hexavalent chromium, a strong allergen that can lead to skin problems, including eczema .
The Central Board of Secondary Education has also made moves to eliminate leather from its schools by issuing an advisory for students to wear canvas shoes .
Safeguard your children, animals and the environment by wearing vegan leather.
Good luck! All vegan leather fans are winners to us!
This contest is for residents of India only. The call for entries closes on 19th July 2017 and the winners will be announced by 20th July 2017.
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