“There is no kind way to rip the skin off animals’ backs. Anyone who wears any fur shares the blame for the torture and gruesome deaths of millions of animals each year.”
Fur and leather are of course the same thing, the skin of a dead tortured animal.
Sometimes I think we are taking steps backwards in our ethical progress to times a lot of us thought had been forgotten or at least consigned to history. I recall my mother speaking nonchalantly about how expensive crocodile handbags were and how desirable a mink coat was without much realisation as to the cruelty behind these items. She was not heartless callous or didn’t care about animals she simply did not think it through. Not that this is any real excuse, however there is absolutely no excuse in the modern day – least of all ignorance. Most certainly not for companies such as American Express.
Please read the following from PETA and take the suggested action
American Express Offers Animals’ Skin as a Reward
Behind every ostrich, crocodile, and alligator skin item is an animal who endured a miserable life and a violent death.
Yet American Express encourages its cardholders to redeem their rewards points
for items made from these animals’ skin.
Workers hacked open these animals’ necks, trying to dislocate their vertebrae. They shoved metal rods into their heads to try to scramble their brains—all while they were still conscious. Minutes after these often failed attempts, their legs and tails were still moving on the bleed rack and in the ice bins.
American Express needs to stop allowing its cardholders to “reward” themselves with the skins of tortured animals.
Read More and please take action and send a message to tell American Express to replace the items with exotic-animal skins in its rewards store with others that don’t cause animals horrific suffering.
It is hard to believe that still today with so much information to hand that there are people who are happy with owning something made from the skin of a dead animal.
Consider whether the animal is an alligator or a cow an animals skin belongs to the animal who was born with it, all leather is a product of cruelty. If you truly love animals don’t wear their dead skins, fur or wool.