Recently yoga master B.K.S. lyengar (New Delhi) contacted the office of US fashion designer Donna Karan (as well as AFP by PETA India) asking her to stop using rabbit fur in her clothing. The ninety-two year old yogi has asked that she join the ranks of other top fashion designers, such as: Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, who have stopped using fur in their collections.
“As a yoga practitioner, may I request you, on behalf of myself and my friends from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, to take a stand against using the fur of animals that is removed by the cruelest killing methods,” Iyengar said in a letter.
“Mr Iyengar uses his power and influence to help animals,” said Peta spokesman Poorva Joshipura on Saturday.
Lyengar, one of the world’s most highly regarded yoga practitioners, has been quoted saying “furs, which are violently removed from the living animals, so that those animals which have the right to live, live in peace”.
Though there has yet to be response from Donna Karan’s team, only time will tell whether or not this sage can sway this fashion giant.