2 guys created vegan cactus skin and their invention will put an end to animal abuse
For a long time, people tried to come up with an alternative to the skin, which would be environmentally friendly and produced without violence against animals. An innovative solution was developed by 2 entrepreneurs from Mexico. They offer to make skin that looks and feels no different from real cactus.
Adrian Lopez Velarde and Marte Casarez have developed a way to turn cactus into vegan skin called Desserto. It is made entirely of cactus and can be used to produce anything from shoes to wallets.
The cactus is very resistant to cold, it can withstand low temperatures in winter. The entrepreneurs website says that to cut the skin, they cut only mature leaves of the plants without damaging the cacti themselves, and they harvest a new crop every 6–8 months.
The company uses cactus leather to manufacture handbags, car seats, shoes, and even clothing. Unlike synthetic analogues, vegan skin is made from completely organic materials, so it is breathable.
To create cactus skin, cut off mature leaves are dried in the sun for 3 days, thus reaching the required moisture level. Then organic raw materials are processed according to a patented recipe.
Another important argument in favor of the environmental friendliness of cactus skin is that it is partially biodegradable and does not contain plastic. This factor makes cactus skin an even more valuable material.
Due to its durability and resistance to low temperatures, this organic eco-material can displace from the market the natural skin of animals and synthetic products that can not be called environmentally friendly.
Currently, the brand is negotiating with large companies and is working to make the material more accessible to small and medium-sized businesses. So it is entirely possible that in the near future we will all flaunt in cactus boots.
The coronavirus pandemic has made new “deserts” across the world. Most of the world's major cities, like London, New York and others, are empty, without any soul on the street. As humans are isolating at home, wild animals have started to take over the streets and feel free.
Several pictures taken by photographers or simple people around the world, captured the guests, including deer, goats and others roaming through the streets wild animals. Sometimes busy and loud cities, are now silent and open for this creatures, who came to inspect the human life and show up their importance in our life.
In London and Nara (Japan) , herds of deer are rumoring the streets. In London a herd of deer was spotted resting in housing state, the deer felt so well that they laid down on the grass and spent the day in silence. There were some viral pictures on internet which shows the London Eye, Chinatown, National Gallery and other places totally empty.
In Llandudno, Wales, some mountain goats were spotted in the streets on March 31.
In Italy several wild boars were spotted throughout northern, in Bergamo was seen even one mother walking through empty streets with her offspring.
Several puma were seen walking around the streets of Santiago, Chile, it is said that they came for food.
In India, Tirupati, there were seen a herd of deer wandering along a road in the city.
During the lockdown, more than a billion people worldwide are staying at home, self-isolated and socially distancing themselves from one another to avoid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The French rooster Maurice, who won the right to sing in court in the morning, died at the age of 6, his owner announced.
Corrine Fesseau, the owner of the rooster, said that Maurice died in early May of Coryza - an infectious disease often found in chickens, informs The Guardian.
"I found him in the hen house, I did everything I could," Fesseau said.
Maurice's owner said she waited to announce the rooster's death because the coronavirus pandemic was more important. "Covid-19 was more important than my rooster. Maurice was an emblem, a symbol of rural life and a hero," said Corinne Fesseau, who buried Maurice in her garden.
The Maurice choir became famous after a retired couple moved to the French island of Oleron and sued the owner of the rooster because Maurice was singing early in the morning and Corrine Fesseau did not silence him.
The case last year became a symbol of the misunderstandings between the rural and the urban population. Many French people in big cities are looking for the countryside for a quiet second home, but not everyone accepts the sounds and smells of these areas.
A court in France rejected in September 2019 the complaint of Corrine Fesseau's neighbors and asked them to pay Corrine damages of 1,000 euros.