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Here’s another edition of SO not vegan. 
1⃣  Tom’s Shoes. I have a bone to pick with Toms. Why would a company that prides themselves on "corporate social responsibility" and “vegan friendly” line continue to sell leather? Most Tom’s shoes are actually made with a suede insole. Their actual vegan shoe line is a small fraction of their product line. It irks me that they’re labeled as a “vegan ” line when they’re not. I’m not saying don’t buy Tom’s vegan shoes, but proceed with caution. Read the labels! 
2⃣  Sugar isn’t naturally white, and in order to reach that color, manufacturers process it using bone char. Even brown sugar and confectioner’s sugar is made this way. To avoid sugar that has been filtered with bone char (sometimes referred to as ‘natural carbon’), look for unrefined sugar or buy from brands that don’t use bone-char filters. 
3⃣  Bagels - The enzyme L. Cysteine is used as a dough conditioner in bagels and many other processed bread products, and is usually sourced from duck and chicken feathers. Einstein Bros. and Dunkin Donuts have both confirmed the use of poultry feather-based L. Cysteine in all of their bagels and many of their other products, and it can also be found in the garlic bread at Pizza Hut and the honey wheat roll, deluxe warm cinnamon roll and baked apple pie at McDonalds. 
4⃣  Angora wool or Angora fibre refers to the downy coat produced by the Angora rabbit. China is the world’s leading producer of angora rabbit hair, contributing approximately 90 percent of world production. Chile is the second largest producer. ⚠ Animal welfare laws are non-existent in either of these countries. Angoras are farmed on a highly intensive ‘factory farm’ system. Angoras are bred in hutches with grid floors to keep them clean and not damage their coats. ✂ Angoras object strongly to being strapped down and clipped. Because they struggle, most end up getting cut by the clippers. 
All of these “SO not vegan” posts are not to say it’s impossible to be vegan, it totally is, but you’ve always got to keep your guard up. My dad always said I’d grow up to be a detective or a vet. I didn’t. I went vegan instead. Even better #vegansofig
http://instagram.com/p/OTLbEcGiWc/

Here’s another edition of SO not vegan.

1⃣  Tom’s Shoes. I have a bone to pick with Toms. Why would a company that prides themselves on "corporate social responsibility" and “vegan friendly” line continue to sell leather? Most Tom’s shoes are actually made with a suede insole. Their actual vegan shoe line is a small fraction of their product line. It irks me that they’re labeled as a “vegan ” line when they’re not. I’m not saying don’t buy Tom’s vegan shoes, but proceed with caution. Read the labels!

2⃣  Sugar isn’t naturally white, and in order to reach that color, manufacturers process it using bone char. Even brown sugar and confectioner’s sugar is made this way. To avoid sugar that has been filtered with bone char (sometimes referred to as ‘natural carbon’), look for unrefined sugar or buy from brands that don’t use bone-char filters.

3⃣  Bagels - The enzyme L. Cysteine is used as a dough conditioner in bagels and many other processed bread products, and is usually sourced from duck and chicken feathers. Einstein Bros. and Dunkin Donuts have both confirmed the use of poultry feather-based L. Cysteine in all of their bagels and many of their other products, and it can also be found in the garlic bread at Pizza Hut and the honey wheat roll, deluxe warm cinnamon roll and baked apple pie at McDonalds.

4⃣  Angora wool or Angora fibre refers to the downy coat produced by the Angora rabbit. China is the world’s leading producer of angora rabbit hair, contributing approximately 90 percent of world production. Chile is the second largest producer. ⚠ Animal welfare laws are non-existent in either of these countries. Angoras are farmed on a highly intensive ‘factory farm’ system. Angoras are bred in hutches with grid floors to keep them clean and not damage their coats. ✂ Angoras object strongly to being strapped down and clipped. Because they struggle, most end up getting cut by the clippers.

All of these “SO not vegan” posts are not to say it’s impossible to be vegan, it totally is, but you’ve always got to keep your guard up. My dad always said I’d grow up to be a detective or a vet. I didn’t. I went vegan instead. Even better #vegansofig

http://instagram.com/p/OTLbEcGiWc/

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    so much of this shit I did not know OTL
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    Oh.
  9. mandicreally said: Tom’s shoes also controls who can sell their products pretty heavily. So if they really want to sell shoes so they can give shoes away around the world, why be so strict about what stores in what mall can sell them?
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