PETA Awards Certificate for pet-friendly costume Munich/Gerlingen, September 22, 2009 swimwear leather pants-style are the hit at this year’s Oktoberfest. The water and especially beer firm”alternative is sold in two of 14 large beer tents on Theresienwiese. They were invented by the Austrian restaurateur Peter Kolb (41), which is excellent for its ground-breaking idea from the animal rights organisation PETA Germany e. V. now with a certificate.

Leather-free lederhosen are cheaper, user-friendly and above all humanely! “, said Tanja Wiemann, PETA campaign manager for animal suffering-free clothing. The traditional alternative polyester prevents not only animal suffering, it is conveniently at the boozy celebrations at the Oktoberfest is also waterproof. Genuine leather is out, it harms the environment and health! “, warns Wiemann. To prevent the decay of animal skins, numerous chemicals used in the processing, which are highly polluting, often cause allergies and increase the risk of cancer even. Animals that eventually end up as lederhosen, suffer the breadth of the torment in the factory farming. Many without stunning are killed by the Assembly-line work in modern slaughterhouses.

“Animal rights activist Wiemann: thanks to the leather-free lederhosen now animal lovers can celebrate in style: o’zapft is!” Interview contact: Tanja Wiemann, Tel. 07156 / 17828-33, more information: printable photos we send to you on request! Melitta Toller media Lwi PETA Germany e. V. Baig str. 1, 70839 Gerlingen + 49 (0) 7156 178 28-27 FON + 49 (0) 7156 178 28 fax PETA Germany e. V. is a sister organization of PETA United States, the world’s largest with over two million supporters animal rights organization. Goal of the organization is educating the public and change the way of life to give each animal a better life by uncovering animal cruelty.