From People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals (PETA)
[Update and action from October 2015: Tell Free People to Drop Angora Wool Immediately]
[More good news, February 15, 2014: Inditex Pulls Angora: Donates Almost $1 Million of Clothing to Syrian Refugees]
[More good news updates, January 13, 2014: Retailers Who Have Dropped Angora – the List]
[Good news update, December 16, 2013: Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger Ban Angora Products]
[More good news, December 9, 2014: Lacoste Removing Angora Products]
Have you ever hear a rabbit scream?
After watching this video, you'll never buy angora again.
The undercover footage, shot by PETA Asia, found horrific routine cruelty to angora rabbits, whose long, soft fur is often used in sweaters and accessories.
Rabbits who have their fur cut or sheared also suffer:
Ninety percent of angora fur comes from China, where there are no penalties for abuse of animals on farms and no standards to regulate the treatment of the animals.
When you buy a sweater, hat, or other product that contains angora, the angora fur most likely originated in China, even if the finished product was assembled elsewhere.
Rabbits are gentle, socially complex, and intelligent animals with individual personalities, just like dogs and cats. In their natural habitat, rabbits live in scrupulously clean burrows and spend their time foraging for fresh, leafy food and interacting with members of their warren.
How You Can Help End These Atrocities:
PLEASE PLEDGE TO LEAVE ANGORA RABBIT FUR OUT OF YOUR WARDROBE. IT’S EASY TO CHECK THE LABEL WHEN YOU'RE SHOPPING AND, IF IT SAYS "ANGORA," LEAVE IT ON THE RACK.
Please see Cruelty-Free Shopping and Resources. Thank you!
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