Calling All Vegan Speed Racers

Published by PETA.

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Ingrid E. Newkirk’s need for speed has just become street legal. That’s right, for all of us environmentally conscious, animal-friendly speedsters, Fisker Automotive’s top-of-the-line 2010 Karma sports car is what we’ve been waiting for. The Karma is the world’s first luxury plug-in hybrid, and the available Eco-Chic option—which includes an interior made of bamboo-based fabric instead of leather as well as wood sourced from fallen trees, trees burned in forest fires, or trees brought up from lake bottoms—was obviously created with PETA supporters in mind.

And with the ability to go from zero to 60 in 6 seconds flat, whoever’s lucky enough to ride in the passenger seat is going to have to make sure to wear a seat belt (and probably brace against the dash).

Written by Logan Scherer

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind