The Tissue Culture & Art (TC&A) Project at University of Western Australia has succeeded in creating Victimless Leather
. This is a tiny leather jacket "grown out of immortalised cell lines which cultured and form a living layer of tissue supported by a biodegradable polymer matrix in a form of miniature stich-less coat like shape."
It's perfect for a doll's house, or if you have a mouse that needs a leather jacket. I'm guessing this isn't a hoax, since it shouldn't be that hard to grow cells on a scaffold shaped like a jacket. But it would have been cooler if they had grown it large enough to fit a person.
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Nope, I can't resist 😊
We are all responsible for the death of billions of cells every hour. Are they victims? It's just part of living that things die!
You should actually read the Victimless Leather statement at:
Once they take it out of there and the cells die, then, yes, it won't be victimless.
I have heard that some of the regions of India where cows are held sacred and never killed or harmed are big producers of leather products. All the shoes, belts, etc. are manufactured from animals that died of natural causes-- TRULY victimless leather!
I don't know how accurate that story is, but it is definitely true that India is a major exporter of leather goods.
Well, then for the sake of not being a hypocrite, I hope you never ever bathe. Do you have any idea how many poor little innocent skin cells die when you wipe a towel over your skin to dry off? It's a miniature holocaust every morning!
Scratching an itch or brushing your hair are right out, too.
You'd also better learn to photosynthesize, since even being a militant vegan, you're going to have to kill billions of living cells to eat. Who says carrots and soy beans don't feel pain? They are made of living cells too! Oh, sob, sob....
The question of where to draw lines between living things that are ok to eat for food, or use their bodies in other ways, and those that are not, is an interesting one. Mushrooms, grass, fish, birds, cows, dogs, whales, gorillas, people....
Not true at all. You could eat, for example, dirt. Not to mention milk and cheese. But it's certainly true that everything we eat or otherwise use has a cost to someone or something, somewhere.