“Paint Panthers” Bring Fur Message Home to Donna Karan

Published by PETA.

Earlier this week, a group calling itself the “Paint Panthers” e-mailed my friend Michael McGraw, who works out of PETA’s New York office, to inform him that they had visited Donna Karan’s home in The Hamptons and done a little “redecorating,” stenciling “Donna Karan: Bunny Butcher” and painting a rabbit on the pavement with the message, “I don’t want to be a handbag.” The handwriting leaves a little to be desired, but the message is fairly plain.

Donna Karan, who was visited at home in February by an animal activist who walked into her living room and cued up a DVD of fur farm footage, is under fire for her refusal to remove fur from her collections. You can write to her about this lapse in judgment here.

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