Monday, 5 January 2009

Fur flies as PETA takes on Lagerfeld

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld has stirred fresh controversy over the morality of wearing fur -- a practice targeted by animal rights groups and legislative lobbyists in many countries. Said the veteran designer in an interview on BBC's Radio 4 last Friday, it's childish to dispute the practice of wearing fur in a world where it is acceptable to eat meat. He added that the "beasts" from which the fur is taken would "kill us if they could." He added that the animals should be killed "nicely" if possible.

A spokesperson for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) called Lagerfeld a "dinosaur" for what she considers his outdated view, stating:
"The vast majority of fur these days comes not from hunters as he suggests, but from Chinese fur farms, where no law protects the millions of animals who are routinely beaten and skinned alive".
Fashionista wonders whether there is any significance in the fact that she first discovered this item on Fox News.