Success: Leather Seat Requirement Removed for UberBLACK Vehicles

Target: Travis Kalanick, Co-Founder and CEO, Uber

Goal: Thank Uber for removing the leather seat requirement for all UberBLACK vehicles.

We spoke and Uber listened. According to PETA, Uber has now removed the leather seating requirement it had for all vehicles in order to operate in its UberBLACK service. Leather seats not only pose an issue of horrific animal cruelty, they also pose a risk to the environment, and with the numerous vegan faux-leather options available, many of which are used by luxury automobile manufacturers, there is no excuse for real leather on car seats or anywhere else.

Uber has stepped away from requiring leather in all five of its UberBLACK market cities, which are Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis and Phoenix. Let’s take a moment to applaud Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for doing the right thing.


Dear Mr. Kalanick,

Thank you for hearing my voice and taking heed in my call to remove the leather seating requirement in UberBLACK service vehicles. As was stated in the initial petition, cows are hung upside down, stunned and skinned alive for the very leather seats you were requiring, all very much aware of the torture they are enduring. You have taken a step in the right direction, and I appreciate it.

Uber is a wonderful idea, and I would hate to see your company fail. Continue to move forward by making socially conscious and positive decisions that benefit our world and all who live in it. By doing so, you are making the difference everyone should make. Thank you, again, for no longer requiring leather seats in your UberBLACK vehicles.


[Your Name Here]

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