I read something online, you might've read it as well. Can't remember anything else, but this one line clearly:
India: You have a cow. You worship it.
Or do we?
My mother read about it on WhatsApp. Since most of the facts over there are false, ridiculous (e.g. "Cosmic rays from Mars to hit Earth at 3000 hrs IST" & "Forward this message to two other groups to charge your battery 100%" etc.), I Googled "How is leather made". What I read wretched my heart, but also opened my eyes.
Cows, considered holy in India (maybe I shouldn't discuss that) and goats, pigs, exotic animals such as alligators are slaughtered mercilessly. I won't go into graphic descriptions, but you can click here
to read it. I just read this today, and thinking of using art(ificial) leather only here on. Not that I buy Kgs of leather each month.
Unfortunately, my dad was gifted with a leather belt watch (twice!) and we bought (art?) leather seat covers for the car. I'm not sure if they're real or man-made leather.
I hope this spreads some awareness