PETA Exploits Fashion Leader’s Death
PETA CEO Ingrid Newkirk may be a vegan, but she is acting like vulture circling a carcass.
Less than one hour after the passing of famed designer and cat owner Karl Lagerfeld became public, PETA tweeted:
Karl Lagerfeld has gone, and his passing marks the end of an era when fur and exotic skins were seen as covetable. PETA sends condolences to our old nemesis's loved ones.
— PETA UK (@PETAUK) February 19, 2019
The fact that PETA—which killed more than 70% of the cats and dogs received last year—would go after a man who loved his cat so much he called her his daughter is tasteless. Lagerfeld pampered his cat to a level most pet owners would dream, often keeping the cat with him during his travels and giving the cat her own room. Considering PETA has given thousands of cats under its custody little more than a euthanasia needle, it’s clear who the real animal lover is here.
PETA has a long history of targeting Lagerfeld for his use of animal furs and skins in many of his designs. It’s one thing to disagree with someone, but another to insult the recently deceased. Once again PETA has shown that it does not care about anything other than inserting itself into conversation in the most unpleasant way possible.