rofl I am vegetarian (matelot am keeping well clear of you!) if I am faced with leather furniture I either sit on the floor if it is appropriate or find another chair if it's available or failing all that I actually remind myself my head doesn't belong up my arse and sit on the sodding leather! Some people take these things too far
Okay, all you tree huggers and nut eaters, here are a few facts for you.
No animal is raised for the leather industry; all leather hides are byproducts of the meat and dairy industry.
Modern tanneries are effectively non polluting factories and in many cases, such as the more modern tanneries in Italy the "effluent" returned to the local river exceed EC drinking water standards.
Leather, if well tanned and upholstered has an in service life on domestic or office furniture of 50 years plus.
As we have established, leather is a byproduct which otherwise would go into landfill sites as being of no other use thereby becoming a pollution factor.
Synthetic leather substitues, be they based on microfibre nylon, polyester or any other polymer are primary products of the petrochemical industry and require the production of oil, the oil industry being a major pollution source.
Exposure to UV light in the ambient environment or in direct sunlight causes some colour fade in leather but no breakdown in performance, exposure to the same by polymer based materials causes the breakdown of polymer chains resulting in the loss of plasticisers and the subsequent decay and eventual breakdown of the plastic material shortening its life.
Ergo, sitting on a chair upholstered with a decent quality leather is a far more environmentally friendly statement than eating falafel on a plastic chair.
Moore, 30, has three young children, and said the issue has taken a toll on her family.
"Something more has to be done. We don't just need a personal apology, but someone needs to own up to where these labels were made, and someone needs to apologize to all people of color," Moore said. "I had friends over from St. Lucia yesterday and they wouldn't sit on the couch."
Why spend good money on furniture and racist sofas in the first place when you have ethnic minorities standing idle?
I bet there are Vegetarians out there now going "Oh FFS, pull your heads out of your arrses and stop trying to be so PC." If nobody had said anything, nobody else would have noticed. Why do the PC brigade beleive that they need to champion every single F**king minority cause. My wife is a veggie, she wears leather, cooks my meaty meals. As long as she doesn't eat the stuff she is happy.
This is just another non- story detailing the liberal lefty PC brigade, trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill.
Tell you what, Â£1000 I'll go down there with my black and decker sander and a couple of tins of Ronseal wood varnish and bingo, no more problems.