Every year millions of kangaroos are killed to produce meat and leather. They are shot in the outback, leaving hundreds of thousands of orphaned joeys to die on their own or be brutally slaughtered by the hunters. Adidas, the giant shoe company, is a major driver of the kangaroo industry and promotes soccer shoes made of kangaroo leather as some of its top-of-the-line products.
Adidas makes great soccer shoes from alternative materials. In fact, their own spokesperson, soccer star David Beckham, only wears synthetic materials. Yet, the company has so far refused to stop sponsoring the widespread killing of kangaroos.
The kangaroo slaughter has been called the largest wild animal massacre on the planet and Adidas could, as a market leader, do a tremendous amount to end this brutal practice.
Send Adidas a letter and tell them to stop selling kangaroo shoes!
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