In our last post we unleashed some dark truths about how leather is made. Continuing that conversation, we bring to you the other side of that same coin. Be warned, it’s not a pretty read but such is reality.
The slaughterhouses are not just issues for animal lovers and environmentalists; they have also become a bane for the locals.Laxity for rules has led to the development of poor sanitary conditions in the slaughterhouses as well as the areas around them. Even after employing special sanitary workers, the houses are in a state of utter disgust.
Due to customary practices, animals are skinned on the floor, where there is a high probability of contaminating the meat. Also, the hides and the hoofs are not immediately disposed after their removal. Apart from these, one can also find dung and blood just lying around. As a result, there is a horrible stench emanating from these places. This makes it impossible for the locals to walk around without covering their noses.
Another major environmental concern is the disposal of waste water. Water from slaughter houses is full of pollutants that goes straight through the normal drainage system albeit there are government norms prohibiting such a practice. As a result, drains always smell and are filled with filth. This often chokes them up and jeopardizes the water system of the whole area. Clogged and dirty drains also provide a breeding ground for diseases.
Still thinking about that leather tote bag or those heels or suede loafers ? We can see heads shaking. At Kanabis, we are doing our bit by voicing our support for not just the animals but also for the people, our kin, suffering because of these. Are you doing yours?
Love. Peace. Vegan.