Written by PETA
Donna Karan might not have had legions of fans screaming for her at New York Fashion Week, but she did have legions of bunnies screaming outside her midtown Manhattan office on Saturday as she prepared for a show on Sunday.
Demonstrators showed passersby that uncarin' Karan likes her fur bloody, with a side of cruelty. Blasting the sounds of real rabbits screaming on fur farms as they are about to have their throats cut and their paws and heads chopped off, the protesters hoped to convince Cruella DeKaran that there's nothing warm and fuzzy about real fur.
You can help by letting Karan know that you prefer your fur to be faux and cruelty-free.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
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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