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    Animal-considerate shoes?

    Does someone out there know where I can find the following? Shoes that are made with consideration for all Earth's creatures, including humans, so:
    neither leather nor petroleum product
    AND suitable for classroom or office (I'm not going to my teaching credential program interview in hemp fiber tennies.)
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    Re: Animal-considerate shoes?

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    Does someone out there know where I can find the following? Shoes that are made with consideration for all Earth's creatures, including humans, so: neither leather nor petroleum product
    AND suitable for classroom or office (I'm not going to my teaching credential program interview in hemp fiber tennies.)
    Check out https://www.allbirds.com

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    Re: Animal-considerate shoes?

    I looked at All Birds, and their shoes are gorgeous; at first I thought they were too casual for an elementary school teacher, but what I'm finding advertised for that demographic is not as "professional" looking as what I've had in mind.

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    Re: Animal-considerate shoes?

    Did you check out the "Vegan Shoes for Women" category at Amazon.com? Or maybe just google "Vegan Shoes for Women" or "Environmentally conscious shoes for Women?"

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    I looked at All Birds, and their shoes are gorgeous; at first I thought they were too casual for an elementary school teacher, but what I'm finding advertised for that demographic is not as "professional" looking as what I've had in mind.
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    Re: Animal-considerate shoes?

    Try this one, Moon: https://www.thegoodtrade.com/feature...every-occasion

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    I looked at All Birds, and their shoes are gorgeous; at first I thought they were too casual for an elementary school teacher, but what I'm finding advertised for that demographic is not as "professional" looking as what I've had in mind.
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    Re: Animal-considerate shoes?

    Using shoes that are made of animal products actually could be seen as honoring the animals because it helps to use the parts of the animals that people don't eat. Folks call it something along the lines of "using the whole animal."

    I can see avoiding animal products as being possible, but petroleum will be pretty much impossible to avoid, whether in growing the hemp/other materials or driving those shoes around from factory to store to home.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Animal-considerate shoes?

    "Using the whole animal" is not "honoring the animal", it's just a way of thinking that killing animals is okay. That was an old Native American concept which was appropriate in those times when they hunted wild animals and used all parts of them for their own survival. Now in our modern times, we have so many alternative choices that we don't need to use animals at all.... the best way to truly honor the animals, is to leave them alone and let them be free to live their own lives naturally. Those vegan shoes are very nice and it's much more honorable to make those choices that don't involve murdering other sentient beings. The less demand there is for any animal products, the better the world will be.
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    Re: Animal-considerate shoes?

    It could be seen as honoring, except that it gets more animals killed; without the very big money from leather sales, the meat industry would be hard to sustain at anywhere near its present size. 1st nations needed to eat bison but weren't cruel to them & used everything.
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    ...I can see avoiding animal products as being possible, but petroleum will be pretty much impossible to avoid, whether in growing the hemp/other materials or driving those shoes around from factory to store to home.
    Well, OK, I'd like to have as little petroleum as possible used, from the shoes' designing to my home.
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    Re: Animal-considerate shoes?

    Does your 'compassion' also apply to dog poop along county trails/parks?
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    Re: Animal-considerate shoes?

    I fail to see how that relates to the topic of this thread. It's more about responsibility for one's own pets. That is a responsibility of all dog guardians who care about the environment. However it doesn't relate to what type of shoes someone wants to wear.
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    Does your 'compassion' also apply to dog poop along county trails/parks?
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    Re: Animal-considerate shoes?

    This sounds like snidely-expressed annoyance. I don't know of any reason to think Bee Kind would leave any species's stools on the ground. Maybe you could find some humans who walk with dogs in the areas you use, who value being able to do so, and go out once a week on a poop pick-up mission,

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    Does your 'compassion' also apply to dog poop along county trails/parks?
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