PETA works tirelessly for the animal crueltyfree cause and James&Co is with them as a PETA Business Friend. We are also accredited to display the ‘Peta-approved Vegan’ logo. So the opportunity to spread the message to the highest echelon of Australian Government was not one to be missed!
PETA requested us to make a vegan leather jacket for gifting to the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, for his birthday. The jacket is our David style
and similar in style to his infamous coat worn on ABC’s television program Q&A. PETA chose the gift to point out to the Prime Minster that the leather industry is not only torture for animals but also toxic to the environment.*
“Fashion is about more than just looking good – it’s also a statement about who you are and what you stand for”, says PETA Associate Director of Campaigns Ashley Fruno. “We hope this gift inspires Prime Minister Turnbull to take that dead weight off his shoulders and wear his heart on his sleeve once more.”
Good one PETA!
*PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”, notes that cows killed for leather endure castration, branding, tail-docking, and dehorning – often without painkillers – before being skinned and dismembered alive. In addition, the leather industry has a terrible impact on the Earth, from its greenhouse-gas emissions to the toxic tanneries that pollute nearby water supplies and expose workers to excessive amounts of chemicals, including arsenic.
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