Did you know that 159 million animals are killed each year in the U.S. alone for the leather industry? It might make you think twice before purchasing your next pair of shoes or bag.
If you’re already committed to eating a vegan and plant-based diet, why not consider being plant-based in the other areas of consumption in your life? Keep reading to find out Jenny Brown’s tips for how to live a cruelty free, vegan lifestyle.
#1: Replace Leather Goods
Leather is the byproduct of chemically processed cow hyde, otherwise known as the skin of the cow. Commonly produced leather goods include fur rugs, handbags, shoes, home decor, clothing, and the biggest of all- leather car seats.
When you have time, go around your space and check the material labels on items around your home. You might be surprised by how many leather goods you actually own. Don’t throw things out just because they don’t fit your lifestyle anymore, but rather use them for the rest of their lifespan and replace them with non-leather counterparts when their time is up.
#2: Check Your Vitamins
Believe it or not, softgel capsules often contain gelatin byproducts from fish and other animals. Be sure to check if your vitamins are vegan and cruelty-free next time you look at the packaging.
For more tips and information on living a cruelty-free, vegan lifestyle, follow Jenny Brown’s blog for more information.