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k.d. lang serious about animal-rights

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Shoe-In: It’s nice to know that chanteuse k.d. lang-an avowed vegetarian, animal-rights advocate, and antifur activist-practices what she preaches. Shopping for footwear recently with constant companion Ingrid Casares at the Athletic Addict in trendy Miami Beach, the big-boned gal did her own testing to make sure the sneaks and sandals she bought were 100 percent man-made, not leather. ”She showed me how to tell the difference by running her fingernail over the shoes’ surface,” says store manager Richard Smith. ”I was really impressed by her dedication.” -Denise Mourges

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