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Help Calves and Sheep Beaten for Car Interiors

Did you know that it takes an average of three cows' hides to cover the interior of a standard car? Some vehicles require as many as 15.

Leather is a global, $400-billion-a-year industry that slaughters more than a billion animals annually. Calves are branded on the face and cows and bulls are electroshocked and beaten before finally being slaughtered so that their hides can be made into leather interiors offered by the world's largest car companies.

Sheep are now bred to produce far more wool than is natural. Exposés from around the world have documented that these gentle animals are violently beaten, mutilated, and even killed during rough shearing, after which their fleece is made into fabrics used for seats and panelling. Once they've outlived their usefulness to the wool industry, they're sent to slaughter.

The production of animal-derived materials is as toxic to the Earth as it is cruel to animals. Vegan materials – even synthetics – have a far smaller environmental footprint, and many are sustainable, innovative, and durable.

How You Can Help

  1. Please use our template to fill out Mazda’s online contact form (personalising your message is best) and urge the company to make animal-free interiors standard in all models.
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  2. Then send a message telling other car companies to do the same by filling out the form below.

















Take Action Now

Some of the biggest names in the automobile industry use eco-friendly vegan materials that no animal had to die for – like apple and grape leathers – in their vehicles. But some companies are still in the slow lane. Sign our action alert and urge them to make animal-free interiors standard in all car models.

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