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    Hi Stefan,

    did you know that the cork base is covered with leather? I think leather is a material that supports the slaughter industry indirectly, too.
    What do you think about this fact?
    If you would be consequent you should boycott leather, too. I have seen your shoes and they are made of leather. So the story will end up with you who will never ever play badminton anymore? What about your blanket?
    Maybe this video is interesting for you.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiAdr...feature=relmfu
    I think as vegetarian it's difficult to judge which amount of animal products is critical and how much boosts the slaughtered animals.
    We all don't know if everyone don't use leather and feathers will this effect the amount of killed animals? Meat is the main reason for killing animals but is it right to use these byproducts? It's difficult too make the right decision.
    For myself I try too avoid leather but not to 100%. It's nearly impossible to find badminton shoes without leather applications.
    I made the decision to use feathers, cause I think it won't effect killing geese. As vegetarian everyone must build his own borders of consumption.

    Ah, what about my beer? Maybe you can bring one bottle to next session.
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    Vegetarian vs vegan?

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    I think the topic has run it's course.

    Stephan already has his answer and there is no point in trying to convince him of different points of views. I'm sure he has done his research prior and with our feedback has made a decision. In the end if badminton does not fit someones beliefs/religion then they have 2 options.

    Deal with it (and by that I mean just use what you can or accept it for what it is) or just don't do it.

    He can still play with plastic, just won't be able to play serious tournaments. Not everyone has aspirations of playing in competitions and there is nothing wrong with that.
    Or he can just not play badminton and pick up something like barefoot running (btw I run in vibrams )

    My issue with plastic is consistency of flight. They can get damaged as well and then you just throw away plastic at that point. You can also get a hand full of them and they don't come close to flying the same way. That and it makes a "thunk" sound . Oh... and it almost messed up my shoulder once
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucantseeme View Post
    did you know that the cork base is covered with leather? I think leather is a material that supports the slaughter industry indirectly, too.
    What do you think about this fact?
    Are you sure that they use genuine leather and not PU leather as in their shoes? As I was looking for new badminton shoes I wrote several manufacturers like Asics, Adidas and Yonex and they told me that they only use synthetic leather in their shoes.

    About the slaughter house subject: I'm very sure that if nobody would use duck/goose feather the price for duck/goose meat would increase. e.g. they get 10% of their money for the feathers ans 90% for the meat. If nobody would use the feather, they would have to get 100% from the meat so it would get pricier. That means that ppl. could afford less meat, and that again means that less animals get killed. Thats the same reason why I dont use leather products.

    Sorry for reopening this old thread, but I really couldnt get any useful infos bout the shuttlecock cork, maybe you know more?

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    i wonder if PITA will eventually jump in and say it's in human to make shuttles out of duck/goose feather, just wondering?

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    Why would someone want to eat a shuttle anyway? There's not much meat on one

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