Nike: Stop the slaughter of kangaroos to make your soccer shoes!
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Nike: Stop the slaughter of kangaroos to make your soccer shoes!

    1. The Fish Family .
    2. Petition by

      The Fish Family .

      Portland, OR

Please join my family and I in asking Nike to stop using kangaroo leather to make soccer shoes!

Did you know that millions of kangaroos are slaughtered in Australia every year to make soccer shoes (or football shoes for the more enlightened of us)?

If that isn’t sad enough many times baby joeys are found in the dead mothers’ pouches after they are killed and then meet the end of their life by being stomped on, beaten with sticks or smashed against vehicles because they serve no use.

Being from Portland, Oregon, it’s exciting to know that Adidas, which based its US headquarters here, just recently stated that they will cut back on kangaroo leather use by 98% in the next twelve months! Even cooler Puma recently said it’s exploring even more non-animal material because of environmental problems like chemicals and waste created in leather tanneries!

The question is what about Nike and Umbro (the soccer specialty company which Nike owns)?

The interesting thing is that Nike already makes an alternative to kangaroo leather called ‘Kanga-Lite.’

Now some may wonder if it using a synthetic material impacts performance? As a Manchester City fan it is difficult for me to ever give credit to anything associated with Manchester United, but if a synthetic shoe can work with a world class player like Rooney it is clear that performance is not an issue. Add in Ronaldo and US superstar Landon Donovan amongst those who wear amazing Nike cleats where no kangaroos had to die and it is clear that the alternatives are great.

Our whole family loves soccer and we also love animals which is why we find it painful and sad to imagine slaughtering even a single kangaroo for use in a shoe! That’s why we want Nike to stop using kangaroo leather and instead use the many wonderful, kangaroo-friendly, highly-functional materials that go into football shoes that don’t involve needless cruelty. Some of Nike’s best models featuring revolutionary synthetics include models called CTR360, Total90 Laser IV, and Mercurial Vapor VIII, and there are plenty of choices for regular families like ours who play on recreational teams!

Remember Nike is a business and if their customers ask them to use less cruel and more environmental friendly materials they will listen! Will you join us by signing our petition to Nike to stop the slaughter of kangaroos to make their shoes?

Thank you!

Robert, Renate, Ras and Chaitan Fish

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    1. Reached 200,000 signatures
    2. Press release about Adidas reducing kangaroo skin use.

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      The Fish Family .
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      You can call Nike corporate headquarters at 503-671-6453 in the US orCanada or +31 35 6266453 in Europe. Please be polite.

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      The Fish Family .
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      If you want to take additional action, you can post a polite message on Nike Football's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/nikefootball

    5. Reached 12,500 signatures

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    • mckenzi robbins NIXA, MO
      • 28 minutes ago

      Why is it okay to kill kangaroos but not people? It's not. Kangaroos have family's too you know. They have feelings.They have jobs.They rely every day on nature to make enough food to feed there family. But if everyone keeps killing kangaroo's.There going to become exstinct.If you kill kangaroo's you my as well kill the whole nation.

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    • Alice Smith EDMONDS, WA
      • about 10 hours ago

      There are definitely better materials to use besides kangaroos. This isn't right and I will stop purchasing Nike products in the future, even if they stop murdering kangaroos.

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    • Michelle Hellstern SOMEWHERE, OK
      • about 12 hours ago

      Disgusting. People who slaughter kangaroos need to burn in hell! I hate kangaroo killers, disgusting! F*** you nike!

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    • Gary Crockett LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 14 hours ago

      Let's stop hurting animals, think people

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    • Heidi VanPelt KANSAS CITY, MO
      • about 14 hours ago

      Roos are tooo cute for shooos!

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