Written by PETA
Cameras caught notorious fur hag Donna Karan as she lied about using fur in her cruel collections. Maybe her fingers were crossed behind her back, because a quick glance at her stores and shows proves that she's still in the bunny-butchering business. We already knew that the yoga follower was a New Age hypocrite, but now it's obvious that she's an old-school liar too.
E-mail Donna Karan and let her know that you won't be caught dead in her clothes as long as bunnies are.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
Baroness Lola Young wants the U.K.'s House of Lords to elect faux fur to Parliament. The baroness led a debate in the House of Lords last week to ask Her Majesty's government what plans it has to support and promote ethical and sustainable clothing.
Prior to the debate, PETA U.K. shared with the baroness information about the fur industry and noted that the overwhelming majority of Britons are opposed to real fur—95 percent according to a 2010 poll. Pointing out that, as representatives of the British people, peers should reflect their values, the baroness urged her fellow peers to abandon ceremonial robes trimmed with ermine or rabbit fur and opt for faux fur instead.
Stateside, PETA's campaign against the royally cruel Donna Karan is still going strong. If you haven't already, please let the Bunny Butcher know that you won't buy DKNY while bunnies die.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
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.
Three … two … one … happy New Year! Today marks the beginning of the traditional Chinese New Year, and 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit. There are a lot of great ways to make a difference for rabbits this year. You can e-mail the bunny butcher herself, Donna Karan, and urge her to switch to faux fur. You can make a donation in any amount to PETA's anti-fur campaign to help us put an end to rabbits being killed for their fur. You can also encourage friends and family members not to buy rabbits on a whim (for the Chinese New Year, Easter, or anytime).
To celebrate the Year of the Rabbit, many people often purchase rabbits from breeders or pet shops. Sadly, most of these rabbits end up neglected, dumped at an animal shelter, or turned loose in the wild, where they have little chance to survive. According to the House Rabbit Society, rabbits have fragile skeletons that are prone to fractures, and they do not like to be carried or cuddled. Rabbits also need considerable exercise, not confinement, and they do not like noise. Educate yourself on the needs of rabbits before adopting one and please do not give them as gifts or give to a child. Anyone considering welcoming a rabbit into his or her home as a companion should adopt one from an animal shelter or rescue group—rather than supporting greedy breeders—and plan on making a 10-year commitment.
Hmm, what to have for dinner? Fast, easy, and guaranteed cruelty-free—dum-da-da-dum—Internet Soup!
Let's play a game. You were just given an envelope which contains exactly $4,800. You have 30 seconds to decide how to spend that money. The catch is, you have to choose from the four options below:
Time's up. So what will it be?
Written by Ashley Palmer
It's over. We'll always treasure the victories that we achieved for animals in our year together, but it's time for us to move on and take a look at the trends that we can expect in 2011:
Donning KerinBieber feverModern FamilyChelsea Handler Black SwanThe Biggest Loser's Bob Harper Meat-Free Mondays Sandra BullockMcCartney"Ask Me Why I'm Vegan!" iPadSeeing the worldGlee tracksMeeting your meatRescued miners in ChileHummusSkating With the StarsEating plants
Donna Karan Beaver killingThe Palin FamilyRingling's elephant handlers "Dancing" prawns Biggest loser Stephen HarperMystery-Meat Fridays Bullfighting McCruelty Don't ask, don't tellIditarodSeaWorldGlue trapsWearing your meatImprisoned animals in zoos HaggisSwimming with the dolphinsMel Gibson rants
We hope that we can still be friends, 2010. And we'll always have the Snuggie Macarena dance …
Written by Amy Skylark Elizabeth
Yoga devotee Donna Karan is going to have to spend a lot of time meditating with her eyes closed if she hopes to miss the hundreds of posters plastered all over Manhattan that point out the designer's less-than-enlightened use of rabbit fur in her fashions.
Those same posters recently put in an appearance outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Karan was cohosting the "Change Begins Within" benefit.
That's right, Donna. Change begins within—and charity begins at home. It seems like it would be a good idea to put your own (fashion) house in order if you want to try to show others the path to spiritual healing.
Written by Alisa Mullins
Donna Karan knows about the suffering that goes into each and every fur-trimmed coat, hat, and bag that contains the skins of dead rabbits (we know—we showed her ourselves). You might think that a "Zen, revolutionary designer" such as DK would take a stand and permanently remove fur from her collections, but you'd be wrong. Check out our latest friendly reminder to her that she has strayed from "the path":
This comes after the recent flooding of Karan's DKNY Facebook page earlier last week.
DK needs to take a cue from cruelty-free fashion friends Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Liz Claiborne, who have chosen to leave fur where it belongs—on the bunnies! Please let her know what you think too!
Written by Alissa Moceri
Today we're celebrating Cyber Monday by flooding Donna Karan's Facebook page. This method has been used in the past to commandeer the pages of other high-profile folks in order to get a point across. Here's the vertical message that people saw when they logged on to the notorious fur hag's Facebook wall this morning:
We're banking on the fact that this ingenious message—sent on the busiest online shopping day of the year— will make the throngs of people perusing Donna Karan's pelt-pimping page think twice about giving their hard-earned bucks to a bunny butcher. After all, there's nothing appealing about wearing fur from rabbits who howl like human babies when their skin is peeled away from their body as if it were a sweater.
So after you finish shopping online, how about using your Facebook page to help us spread the word that Donna Karan butchers bunnies?
P.S. After this major flood, Donna Karan had better hope that she can swim. What do you think?
Written by Amy Skylark Elizabeth
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