Karl Lagerfeld defends fur industry

January 4th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 4 (ANI): Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld has defended the fur industry saying ”beasts” in the wild would “kill us if they could.”

The 75-year-old mogul said in a radio interview that while he himself does not wear fur, an entire industry depends on the trend to make a living.

He added that the animals should be killed “nicely” if possible, reports the Telegraph.

The supreme, who defended the fur practice, saying there was “an industry who lives from that”, insisted that it was “childish” to even discuss the issue of wearing fur in a world where eating meat was normal.

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.”

“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.”

In an interview on the Radio 4 Today programme, Lagerfeld also said the issue of size zero models was insignificant compared to the “zillions” of fat people.

But he said: “In France there are, I think, less than one per cent of people who are too skinny.

“There are nearly 30 per cent of young people who are too fat. So let’’s take care of the zillions of the too fat before we talk about the percentage that’’s left.” (ANI)

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