Open letter to UEFA President about kangaroo leather football shoes in EURO 2020
We contacted to Mr Aleksander Čeferin, UEFA President on the use of football shoes in kangaroo leather during EURO 2020.
This commercial industry is the largest consumptive mammalian wildlife industry in the world, with a high risk to kangaroo welfare, their role in threatened ecosystems and to Australian society.
The EURO 2020 competition is followed by millions of people in Europe and around the world and it offers a great opportunity to raise the awareness of players and teams about the cruel and unnecessary kangaroo exploitation. High performance football shoes don’t need kangaroo leather and indeed the majority EURO 2020 players wear shoes made with synthetic materials, without any leather component.
We call on the UEFA President to help end this cruel exploitation of kangaroos by joining the international campaign #KangaroosNotShoes and by making a public statement in this regard.