In an initiative to stop atrocities to animals, the Punjab government has urged all government schools to ban the use of leather shoes. The directive was issued by Punjab’s Director of Public Instruction (DPI)-Schools. This was aft er the state government received an appeal from animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). “Leather shoes should be replaced by canvas shoes that are more comfortable, economical, and ecofriendly,” said a spokesperson of the government. The neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh has also banned leather shoes as part of the uniform in government schools.
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