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Bad Karma?

Written by PETA | May 30, 2008

Update 12/22/2008: Donna Karan has announced that her fall 2009 lines will be fur-free and that she has “no plans” to use fur in the future! Read more.

I’m not quite sure what Sag Harbor Village, New York—a self-proclaimed “spiritually oriented” town—is thinking by welcoming Donna Karan into their peace circle. But they have, and they are allowing her to set up shop near the wharf. So amongst the yoga shops and raw-food eateries, there will soon be Urban Zen, DK’s yoga-inspired store, which plans to sell DK’s fashions, amongst other things. Catch the details here.

The nagging question on deck is: Why would someone so relentless in the promotion of fur and the killing of innocent animals for their skins have any interest in associating herself with yoga and its quintessential beliefs? One just doesn’t seem to go with the other. Yoga is, after all, a spiritual awakening and a practice of love and nonviolence. (Forgive me for getting all “hippie” on you, but it is.)

Somehow, I just don’t think the practice of yoga will cleanse the karma of a desperate, bunny-butchering fashion designer who continues to use real fur in her collections when there are so many great alternatives out there. There’s no violence in yoga, DK. And there definitely isn’t any peace for animals who are skinned alive and anally electrocuted for your clothes. However, we do have a suggestion for you to turn your bad karma good: Stop killing animals! I know, you’ve never heard that before, right?

—Jen

Posted by Jennifer Cierlitsky, Membership Correspondence Coordinator

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  • rachel says:

    All good and fine..but it doesn’t really help PETA’s credibility when they storm the stage and there is no fur in sight like crazed maniacs. what was the faux pregnancy meaning?

  • lynda downie says:

    Very enjoyable read Jen. Maybe yoga is just another fashion for Donna Karan looks good on the outsidein one season out the next.

  • Soliel says:

    That is so annoying. I hate it when New Age types are about as deep as a puddle. Many people think yoga is just about exercises and wearing organic clothes but thankfully some of us know it’s deeper than that. Ms. Karan…yoga is not about being selfish and taking innocent beings lives for your fashions. IT’s about respecting all life and living accordingly.

  • guerline04 says:

    What a bitch

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