People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
For background information, read A Look Inside the Angora Rabbit Fur Industry
More and more companies are listening to their customers and ditching angora after shocking video footage released by PETA and its international affiliates showed how rabbits are abused on Chinese angora farms.
Things are moving extremely fast in the campaign against angora. More and more companies are listening to their customers and ditching angora after shocking video footage released by PETA and its international affiliates showed how rabbits are abused on Chinese angora farms.
PETA angora protest December 2013
We’re delighted that so many retailers are taking note, and we’ve been blown away by the passion of supporters and activists around the world about this issue. But some brands have gone further than others in taking decisive action against cruelty to rabbits.
Here’s a summary of developments to date – we’ll keep this list updated as we hear from more businesses.
These companies have gone all the way by taking angora items off their shelves and promising not to use angora again:
· & Other Stories
· Calvin Klein
· Cheap Monday
· Tommy Hilfiger
Please consider sending these companies a quick tweet or Facebook comment thanking them for their compassion!
These companies have pledged to keep angora out of their future collections but are still selling existing angora stock:
· Forever 21
· Gina Tricot
· Marks & Spencer
· New Look
· Phase Eight
· Ted Baker
These companies have taken the first step by suspending angora production for now but have not yet committed to keeping it out of future collections or stopped sales:
· The Arcadia Group (which includes BHS, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Outfit, Topman, Topshop and Wallis)
· French Connection
· Gap Inc.
· John Lewis
· Monsoon / Accessorize
If you shop at these stores, please help give them a nudge in the right direction by asking them to drop products made from the wool of angora rabbits permanently.
If you see angora on sale anywhere, please speak out. Here’s a reminder
of why rabbits need our help: PETAUK.org/angora.
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