Target: Donna Karan Fashion Company
Goal: End the use of fur in all Donna Karan products.
Donna Karan International is a high end fashion company that also operates under the name DKNY, Donna Karan New York. The company continues to use fur in numerous fashion designs despite the availability of humane, luxurious options. Please tell Donna Karan International it’s time to end the reign of terror on innocent animals and replace fur with humane alternatives.
Millions of animals are tortured, beaten, and skinned alive every year all for the sake of fashion. Donna Karan continues the use of animal fur in gloves, jacket hoods, purses, and many accessories despite the wide availability of viable, plush alternatives. Animals on fur farms suffer their entire lives in constant fear and pain, living in small, filthy wire cages. They are forced to see other animals being abused and often skinned alive in front of their very eyes, knowing they too will suffer the same horrific fate. Millions of animals including rabbits, foxes, minks, coyotes, even dogs and cats are doomed to suffer this same life of misery and painful existence, all to supply the gluttonous demand for frivolous fur products.
Many designers, including Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Liz Claiborne, have pledged to go fur free. It is possible to create luxurious, plush products that don’t involve the horrific suffering and torture of gentle, innocent creatures. Please urge Donna Karan to replace the shameful blood laden furs in its products with humane, equally satisfying substitutes.
Dear Sheila Parham, Assistant to Donna Karan,
I was shocked and disheartened to learn that Donna Karan International still uses furs in many of its high end fashion lines. Seeing that there are numerous viable alternatives available that don’t include the intense suffering and pain of innocent creatures, it is shameful that Donna Karan continues this unnecessary practice.
Every year millions of animals suffer extensively all for the sake of gluttonous fashion. Animals on fur farms live miserable existences in cramped, filthy wire cages, often seeing their mates bludgeoned and skinned alive before their very eyes, knowing they too will suffer the same fate. Numerous animals die at the hands of callous humans who sell their hides for a measly rate, tossing aside their still breathing bodies as a byproduct of the bloody fur trade. Countless rabbits, minks, foxes, coyotes, even dogs and cats are treated as mere machines in this disgusting business. Being such a renowned, respected fashion company, I would expect Donna Karan to hold higher values when it comes to creating luxurious products.
Many top designers have chosen to be fur free, including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Liz Claiborne and several others. Animals are not ours to wear or to turn into frivolous trinkets. Please follow suit and pledge that all future Donna Karan merchandise will only include humane, sustainable alternatives.
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