Most fashion trends don’t last beyond a season, but here’s one ancient trend that’s still en vogue: shunning leather for Yom Kippur. Of course, on the Jewish Day of Atonement, it would be tough to expiate while wrapped in the skin of an animal who had his or her throat cut and was possibly skinned and dismembered while still conscious. But PETA’s shocking undercover video shows why wearing leather is never kosher.
We can all be benevolent to bovines every day of the year with drop-dead-gorgeous faux-leather clothes and accessories that no one had to drop dead for.
Written by Michelle Kretzer