Certain brands soccer shoes -- including those once popularized by the golden boy David Beckham -- are made from our marsupial friends.
The ban, which is limited to California, might be gone before we know it. The state legislation has been working on allowing kangaroo-leather goods and a bill could be signed by Gov. Schwarzenegger this fall.
The activists oppose kangaroo products because they say hunters mistakenly shoot endangered species. They also say abundant kangaroo species are killed cruelly -- sometimes shot during night hunting parties, and sometimes clubbed to death as babies.
For years, Beckham's Adidas cleats were made by kangaroo leather -- which some players claim are lighter than regular cleats.
However, don't start making any "Sack David Beckham" signs PETA, last year the company changed to synthetic leather.
But why not try and dig up a controversy anyways?