An Open Letter to Leather-Loving Lotharios

Published by PETA.

Dear Guys,

Wearing Axe’s new leather-inspired “Instinct” fragrance will not get you mobbed by a horde of horny honeys swooning over the smell of cow hides.

There’s nothing sexy about smelling like or sporting rotten animal skins. (And yes, we have sexpert Pamela Anderson backing us up here.)

To prove that point, PETA is creating a much more realistic, slaughterhouse-inspired leather scent:

Ah, the essence of blood, guts, urine, feces, and fear—all bottled up.
Eau D' Abattoir

Believe us, if you show up for a date wearing “Instinct,” leather, or even our own “Eau D’ Abattoir,” our first instinct will be to slam the door in your face.

Our advice? Pleather yourself, pronto.


The girls from PETA

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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