Lewis Hamilton talking to Mercedes about animal rights issues

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Lewis Hamilton says he is talking to the CEO of Mercedes-Benz about removing “all the leather supplied to the cars”.

In an interview with the Edge magazine Lewis Hamilton talked about his switch to veganism and about the impact exploitation of animals has on the environment.

“I grew up like everyone else thinking dairy and meat was good for you,” said Hamilton.

“I thought I was living healthily and was doing right. Then I met a few new people who were vegans, and they started showing me some of the things happening in our world that I was completely oblivious to. It freaked me out.

“I started to read about it and realised that what I was taught to believe was healthy, was not.”

Hamilton went on to say he is even talking to the Mercedes-Benz higher-ups about being more mindful of animal rights and the environment.

“Mercedes-Benz is a huge organization, and I have got a phone call with the CEO later today to discuss how we can work on getting rid of all the leather supplied to the cars.

“I want to be part of a system that is going to help heal the world and do something positive for the future.”

You can read the full interview here.

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