Animal activists in the US have launched legal action against a sports shoe manufacturer trying to stop the trade in kangaroo skins.
Groups called Animal Wellness Action and the Center for a Humane Economy launched the legal action against Soccer Wearhouse.
Soccer Wearhouse is a California-based sportwear and equipment retailer.
The activists claimed the retailer is illegally selling kangaroo-sourced soccer cleats to consumers.
While there is a nation-wide push against the Aussie kangaroo trade, it is California which actually has laws against it.
The state prohibits the sale of the body parts of a number of animals, including kangaroo.
The activists claims a number of retailers, including Soccer Wearhouse, continue to flout the ban by selling soccer cleats (boots) made from…