Kachol Lavan MK Miki Haimovich asked for her seat in the Knesset’s plenum to be replaced with one not upholstered with leather.
“Most leather in the leather products industry is made by animals who were taken advantage of in other industries, mainly the meat industry,” Haimovich wrote in a letter to Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein. “Those animals undergo great suffering and, for most of their lives, are victims of violence and neglect.
“I am a vegan for six years and a vegetarian for 28 years, and for reasons of morality and conscience I do not use leather at all,” she explained.
Haimovich offered to pay for the expense of switching the chair and expressed her hope that all the Knesset chairs get changed to non leather.
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