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ADIDAS=ADIDEATH
29 Aug 2002
as you all know (or don't know), the adidas shoe company recently started using kangaroo skin to manufcture it's shoes. write to the company and tell them what you think about it.

below is an email i got from the Adidas/Salomon company (Adidas) as a reply for an email i sent them telling them what i think of the fact that they started making shoes from kangaroos.
it doesn't make a difference if it's a cow, a pig or a cangaroo, but there seems to be glabal pressure on adidas on the kangaroo issue and the momentum should be used for further pressure.

here is the letter, email addresses are also included at the end. so write them and tell them what you think.

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adidas-Salomon Response to the Viva! Campaign:

Kangaroo leather is used by manufacturers globally to make a wide range of products; from handbags, watch straps, wallets, shoes and even furniture.

Like Viva, adidas is opposed to kangaroos being killed in an inhumane or cruel manner. This is why we insist that our suppliers fully comply with the Australian governments strict rules on kangaroo culling.

These rules require those involved in culling to obtain a license or permit to operate from the government. Licensed operators must also comply with a code of practice that requires kangaroos to be culled humanely.

below is an email i got from the Adidas/Salomon company (Adidas) as a reply for an email i sent them telling them what i think of the fact that they started making shoes from kangaroos.
it doesn't make a difference if it's a cow, a pig or a cangaroo, but there seems to be glabal pressure on adidas on the kangaroo issue and the momentum should be used for further pressure.

here is the letter, email addresses are also included at the end. so write them and tell them what you think.

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adidas-Salomon Response to the Viva! Campaign:

Kangaroo leather is used by manufacturers globally to make a wide range of products; from handbags, watch straps, wallets, shoes and even furniture.

Like Viva, adidas is opposed to kangaroos being killed in an inhumane or cruel manner. This is why we insist that our suppliers fully comply with the Australian governments strict rules on kangaroo culling.

These rules require those involved in culling to obtain a license or permit to operate from the government. Licensed operators must also comply with a code of practice that requires kangaroos to be culled humanely.

All the kangaroo leather that adidas buys are from licensed operators. Furthermore if our suppliers fail to comply with the law, they will be refused an export permit for the leather by the Australian government.


For more information please contact:

Australian Embassy in Washington
Matt Francis Counsellor - Public Diplomacy
Phone: 202 797 3000 ext. 3165
Email: matt.francis (at) dfat.gov.au or matthew.francis (at) dfat.gov.au

adidas America
Nicole Vollebregt
Director of Public Relations
Tel: 971-234-2345
Email: nicole.vollebregt (at) adidasus.com

adidas-Salomon AG
Anne Putz
Corporate PR Manager
Tel.: +49 (0) 9132 84-2964
Email: anne.putz (at) adidas.de

Please visit the following websites: www.adidas-Salomon.com,
www.ea.gov.au/biodiversity/trade-use/publications/kangaroo/humane-cullin
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i didn't know there was a humane way to kill something.

write to these people and tell them what you think!
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