The bottom fell out of the hide market several years ago. Hides and wool are both basically worthless today.I hate break up this little tea party but has any one given any consideration as to what the Colorado Proposition 16 could do
with what you have posted on these pages? A brand name or emblem for product identification is perfectly acceptable and in
use world wide. The question here is how does a branding iron enhance the quality of your product. Is the value of a hide worth
more or less with a brand on it? This not one hide for a pair of vanity boots. I will add no more on the chance it would give fuel
to the promoters of Prop 16. Nostalgia can be a good thing if it does not involve unneccssary pain. Wearing a brand on a cap
is a bit different than having it applied to your butt.