"I know it may be irrational but the idea of a greyhound skin drum I find completely repellent. I've had greyhound lurchers and salukis so it's an emotional thing I suppose"
I'm not surprised by the reaction, and I wouldn't begin to judge it. When I had the drum almost everyone used to ask where I got it, kind of implying that I went out under cover of darkness hunting hounds! The truth was far more mundane, I bought it in a shop. I have also owned quite a few lurchers, but to me they were working dogs not pets so maybe that gives me a different perspective? Then again maybe it's the food thing; we eat goats but not dogs (in the west)?
I would draw the line at a 6inch kitten skin bodhrán though ;)