8 November 2003
So we tanned her hide when she died, Clyde
A couple of months ago, Automobile's Eddie Alterman said something or other about the leather upholstery in the new Lamborghini Gallardo and tacked on a quip about an alarm going off in PETA headquarters.
Which, apparently, it did. The December '03 issue contains a letter from PETA president Ingrid Newkirk which makes the following claim:
We're currently in talks with car companies over the leather issue. More and more top-line car buyers want a non-leather interior. The smell of leather, the thought of where it comes from, and the growing number of vegetarians and nonviolence advocates post-September 11, 2001, are making the pleather-over-leather buyer demand options.
The next time I'm at the dealership in addition to mere Mazdas, they sell Cadillacs, Audis, Porsches, Land-Rovers and Infinitis I'll ask them if anyone at all has requested a leather-delete option.
And if someone wants to explain to me why the events of 9/11 would have turned someone into a vegetarian, I'd love to hear it.
Meanwhile, I'll be sitting on the modest cloth upholstery in my car as I drive to the furniture store in search of a leather sofa. Just because.
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