Question: Leather Clothing?
I would like to enquire about the use of leather clothing (shoes). I often speak to my work colleagues about meat eating and more especially the consuming of the cow. The question that one of my colleagues asked was, "If it is wrong to consume meat then why do vegetarians still use leather clothing?" I am not able to answer him. Please help.
Answer: Avoid as Much as Possible
A Krishna conscious person will naturally try to completely avoid using leather products as much as possible because he considers the cow to be his mother. Actually there is no need to wear leather because there are many non-leather alternatives now available in the market place. Non-leather alternatives are becoming more and popular in increasing demand every day. There are many non-leather types of shoes now available. I personally do not wear any leather. And I advise you to do the same.