Los Angeles: Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld says fur is not just a lavish accessory for some consumers rather it is an industry for many Americans.
Lagerfeld said if people can have meat why cannot they wear fur, reported E!Online.
"The problem with fur... For me, as long as people eat meat and wear leather, I don't get the message," Lagerfeld said.
"It's very easy to say no fur, no fur, no fur, but it's an industry. Who will pay for all the unemployment of the people if you suppress the industry of the fur? The hunters in the north for the sable, they have no other job, there is nothing else to do. Those organisations who are much against it, they are not Bill Gates," he added.