Written by PETA
As Kim Kardashian made her way down the red carpet last night at an event to promote her fragrance,
True Reflection, she caught a true reflection of how people feel about her penchant for fur. A woman shouting, "Fur hag!" dumped a bag of flour over Kardashian's head. Check out this video sent to us by an activist
Maybe this rude awakening will finally
prompt Kim to consider how animals are anally electrocuted as well as bludgeoned and skinned alive so that she can drape their pelts across
her back. Kim has been sent PETA's fur farm exposé and should know full well the torture that animals endure.
PETA has written polite letters to Kim, erected
billboards, and held protests. While we weren't behind the flour delivery, we applaud the animal advocates who were. Hopefully a dusting with flour will cause her
to take her head out of the clouds and recognize the blatant cruelty to animals
that she promotes.
For some reason, Donna Karan seems to think that it's a good idea to highlight the fact that the rabbit-fur collar on this coat is from China:
Yes, indeed, China—the land of melamine-tainted baby formula and corrosive drywall. It's practically synonymous with quality! Not to mention cruelty.
We think a better selling point is the fact that the collar is detachable, which means you can stop people from pointing and frowning and wondering what on Earth that poor little bunny ever did to you. Of course, they'll still wonder what you have against North African lambs …
Written by Alisa Mullins
Right on the heels of our first anti-fur protest of the season, a PETA member took the stage at the Women's Conference's Night at the Village event in California to publicly take designer Donna Karan to task. Karan's latest collections are made with real rabbit fur from China, so the protester made sure that the audience—which included Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, Maria Shriver, Oprah Winfrey, Caroline Kennedy, and Diane Sawyer—learned about footage that was recently taken at a Chinese fur farm. The footage revealed that conscious rabbits had their throats cut and their heads and paws cut off with knives before their skin was peeled off their bodies like a sweater.
The PETA member pleaded, "Donna, please dump fur!" before being escorted from the stage.
You, too, can help prevent animals from being killed for their skins. Fur-Free Friday demonstrations are being planned right now, so sign up to hold one in your area! And please contact Donna now and get everyone you know to do the same.
Written by Jennifer O'Connor
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