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It's animal-based. As @jsotola said in the comments, "vegetable tanned leather" means animal hide tanned with plant substances rather than with, for instance, chromium sulphate. "Vegetable-tanned leather", in other words, rather than "tanned vegetable leather" There are, in fact, some very successful vegan leather substitutes ...


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I have spent considerable time around cattle, including hundreds of bulls and many thousands of steer, cows, and calves. I can only speak from my own experience, but I have never seen or heard of a cow hiding a calf from ranchers. But I also have only been around other ranchers who, for the most part, treat the cattle very well (and with with respect) until ...


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