Anyone who throws out a useful article like a leather belt and buy something else is wasting money that could go to a no-kill animal shelter. Shame on them -- not as concerned with animals as with what other people think. If someone calls them a hypocrite, they should use that opportunity to gently explain animal rights.
Your indirect influence over what others think is one-millionth as important as what you actually DO.
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