Curious to see what my gloves were made of at work (knowing that they were at least part leather), I examined the interior tag:
The Hindu religion (total Hindu population 2001 80.5% en.wikipedia.org...
) forbids any harm to come to a cow as it is
considered a sacred animal. This article explains:
"Revered above all other beasts by Hindus - ranked as high as Brahmin priests, the "twice-born", for their sweetness and generosity - cows still tramp
the streets of most Indian towns and cities, mingling with the traffic, nosing through the rubbish skips in the markets, roaming deserted highways at
The cow's special status in India is enshrined in law. With the exception of two states, the slaughter of cows and calves is totally forbidden,
whatever the reason and at whatever age. Bulls and bullocks and she-buffaloes are protected up to 15 years of age."
If this is true, how are leather goods getting globally exported worldwide from the epicentre of Hinduism? More from the same article:
"Much of the abuse stems from the fact that the trade in and slaughter of cows is almost entirely clandestine and illegal - but the authorities which
should be stopping it are routinely bribed to let it continue. There is, therefore, no scrutiny or regulation of the trade anywhere along the
Would it not be logical to assume then that the workers don't know what their product is made of? Perhaps a lack of education is keeping their eyes
shielded from the truth?
"Hindu farmers allow their cows to be taken for slaughter. Muslims butcher them using primitive techniques in appalling conditions. Hindus, Jains,
Sikhs, Muslims and Christians all profit." (
Press the pause button again. In that list it includes Hindus that profit. Money could be blamed for the secret destruction of this religious
principle, but in truth, it seems more so the individual's desire to obtain wealth. All of this is assuming that the information presented here is
edit on 1-5-2012 by saint4God because: Added link to article