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More court moves in the US trying to stop the trade in kangaroo leather | Newcastle Herald

ROO WATCH: Animal activists claim retailers are is illegally selling kangaroo-sourced soccer cleats to consumers.

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…

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