Animal Rights

PETA Wants to Pimp the Pope's Ride

| by PETA

Holy hybrid, Batman! In light of news reports that Mercedes-Benz may be developing a hybrid popemobile, PETA is asking His Holiness to truly go green by riding without the hide.
 

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Besides being hell for cows—who are often dismembered and skinned while still conscious—leather production is also lethal to the environment. In order to prevent skins from rotting, companies use tons of toxic chemicals, including arsenic, formaldehyde, and coal-tar derivatives, that end up in nearby soil and water supplies. As we point out in our letter to the Pope, who has been outspoken about protecting the environment and animals, Mercedes-Benz offers leather-free interiors for all its cars, so making a cow- and planet-friendly popemobile shouldn't take a miracle.

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Everyone, meet Madeline Stuart. She's the first-ever professional model with Down Syndrome, and she's inspiring millions of people around the world:

The next time you're shopping for a new set of wheels, please be an angel for animals by choosing a leather-free option.
 

Written by Paula Moore