Bangladesh’s Nightmarish Leather Industry Makes The Case For Vegan Products

by MR Magazine Staff

PETA’s exposé highlights the conditions in Bangladesh, where tannery workers, including children, were documented performing hazardous tasks, such as soaking hides in chemicals and using large knives to cut skins. The unprotected workers stand barefoot in carcinogenic chemicals and use various acids that can cause chronic skin conditions. Children sometimes operate dangerous machinery. An estimated 90% of these tannery workers will die before the age of 50. Read more at Quartz.