Saturday, September 29, 2007

Shoe Ethics

I'm having a breakdown in my ethics. I don't purchase leather products for myself or my husband. I think that any vegetarian who does is defeating the purpose. However, Cade was given a pair of Robeez when he was born and I put them on him. Shameful-I know. I have been looking for new footwear for him since he is growing like a little weed. I need the kind that STAYS ON. I bought some cute winter boots but he manages to get them off. I need to get him some shoes now. The problem is that all off the shoes I put on those perfect little feet get kicked off. So do I go buy another pair of Robeez? They do stay on. But then I am contributing to cow murder. Do they make organic Robeez? Then I could take some solice in the cow enjoying life in pasture prior to its murder. What to do, what to do?

By the way-Cade asked me to inform you that he is going to attempt weekly posts for his viewing audiance.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose you would have to think what is best for him. Is mom going to stop him from eating meat when he gets older? what works.


September 29, 2007 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Kristian (Shantelle) said...

no he eats organic meat now-aftr much discussion with the pediatrician. i'd slaughter the cow for him myself if i had to, with tears in my eyes...

September 29, 2007 at 10:51 AM  
Anonymous Sharla said...

Well I have a different take on this. Robeez as a company is very supportive of orphans. Whenever anyone who is adopting from overseas contacts them, they send an entire box full of Robeez for the family to take with them to donate to the orphanage. It's actually funny to see how many orphans are wearing Robeez in the pictures! Anyways, so yes, cows are important but kids are more important so buy Robeez and feel like you are supporting a good cause.

September 30, 2007 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Kristian (Shantelle) said...

sharla, good to know! you are certainly swaying me in the Robeez direction. at least then i can "give back" with an ethical purchase...

September 30, 2007 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger heathersway said...

Wow Sharla, I didn't know that about Robeez but I love them even more now! I say go Robeez!

September 30, 2007 at 10:05 PM  

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