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Posted on Feb 05, 03:32PM | UNI
Bangalore, Feb 4 : People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has urged Karnataka Government to allow only and eco-friendly footwears for school children.
In a letter to Minister for Primary and Higher Education Vishweshara Hegde Kageri, PETA has urged the state government to follow the suit as Himachal Pradesh and Punjab have taken a landmark proposal to require schools to use only animal and eco-friendly canvas or other non-leather footwear for uniforms.
"This measure would protect animals and the environment and also empower children with the opportunity to be animal-and eco-friendly consumers", PETA India Corporate and Government Affairs Liaison Sarfaraz Syed said.
"Most children naturally care for animals and the environment and prefer wearing more comfortable canvas shoes over leather or other materials, so transitioning to canvas-only shoes for all school uniforms would be a win-win situation for all, children, animals and the environment," he said.