The truth behind the transport of animals used for leather
20 February 2020
The buyers of leather goods do not always know where the leather comes from. In the 37 degree film, author Manfred Karremann tracks down the tortuous ways of transporting animals.
Germany is a main buyer of shoes whose leather comes from Turkey. They are also made from the skin of German animals. This is despite the fact that exports of cattle to Turkey and elsewhere have been severely restricted or banned. The reason is that the transportation and slaughter conditions were not acceptable. Nevertheless, animals that originally come from Germany can be found not only in slaughterhouses in Turkey, but also in countries such as Lebanon and Libya.