Karl Lagerfeld's Fur Defense: Animals Would Kill Us if They Could
Karl Lagerfeld has defended the use of fur in his garments in an interview on UK Radio 4:
"German-born Lagerfeld, 75, a contemporary of the late Yves Saint Laurent, said that he did not himself wear fur. But he defended the practice, saying there was 'an industry who lives from that'. Hunters in the north 'make a living having learnt nothing else than hunting', he said, 'killing those beasts who would kill us if they could.' Animals should be killed 'nicely' if at all possible, said Lagerfeld, who admitted to being queasy about eating meat. 'I can hardly eat meat because it has to look like something what it was not when it was alive,' he said. He concluded: 'In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.'"