Fun shouldn’t come at the expense of suffering

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Fun shouldn’t come at the expense of suffering

I used to play baseball. Was never very good, but it was fun to be able to go out and toss the ball around and be outside in the sun with friends.

But then I became vegetarian (for ethical reasons) and couldn’t bear the thought of the suffering contained in my baseball glove. I don’t even know where that glove is anymore. I went on to sports where there was less of a chance that an animal died to make the equipment I was using, like frisbee or rock climbing (more on rock climbing in a minute).

I was really happy to see this recent post about vegan sporting goods, which has links to sources for, among other things, a synthetic baseball glove! There are also links for vegan ballet slippers, vegan footballs and soccer balls, and more.

Non-leather climbing shoes in action

Non-leather climbing shoes in action

Most rock climbing shoes are made out of leather, but some of the best performing shoes are non-leather, which is awesome. I climb with a pair from 5-10, who make some of the best climbing shoes available.

Now that we’re fully into summer, there’s no excuse – get your cruelty-free sports gear and enjoy the sun!


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