Do you use leather shoes, handbags or any other item?
Can't answer for Paul on that one - but from my point of view - no I do not use anything like that. I won't wear leather or fur, and only use cosmetics and household cleaning items etc that do not use animal products nor are tested on them. Some people may think that's extreme, but I find it hard to justify doing one without the other
Like Tori, I don't try to convert people - my views are my own, and how I choose to live my life is my own personal decision, and others are free to make theirs too. Having said that, whilst I can respect the choices of those who wish to eat meat, there is no way in the world I can ever condone or accept the barbaric treatment of animals such as veal calves and battery hens, no matter how much some people may try to rationalise or excuse it. Accepting or even agreeing with such blatant cruelty to another living creature is just disgusting and unforgiveable imo
At least there is an argument that says a free-range hen or other well-cared-for farm animal can live a happy and free life, - as ilovetheblues said "My uncle has a cattle farm, (but they don´t suffer, they only die young"), but the unthinking cruelty of some practices involved in some meat production is unforgiveable to me.
And if people think this makes me "holier-than-thou" or sanctimonious - then let them think it - I truly don't care for the opinions of those I don't respect, and I find it hard to respect people who support unnecessary cruelty