Leather is not green, even if the industry tries to promote it as such. It is a byproduct of the already cruel meat industry and has huge human and environmental impacts.
On the banks of the Ganges River lies the city of Kanpur. The city is now notorious for having some of the country’s worst water pollution which has been created by the leather tannery industry. An array of health problems now afflict locals who are suffering as a result of the bioaccumulation of dangerous toxins over the past decades.
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