Donna Karan’s Night at the Village

Published by PETA.

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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