16 December 2013 by

High Street Brands Stop Selling Angora Products Due To Horrific Peta Video

 PETA Ban On Selling Angora

A 4 month old Angora rabbit at The Rabbit Grand National [Getty]

Have you seen the video showing the agony behind angora? The distressing footage highlights the horrific treatment of rabbits farmed for their fur - and has caused high street stores to cancel orders of angora clothes.

PETA gathered the footage from farms in China and sees animals crying in pain as they're tethered with rope or suspended in the air while fur is ripped from their skin or brutally sheared. Now a host of major clothing retailers - including Marks & Spencer, Next, H&M - have said they will stop buying the wool products.

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has blasted the 'despicable treatment' and vowed never again to use angora. Meanwhile, an email has just landed confirming that ASOS has pulled angora stock following the investigation in China. 'By pulling all angora products from its international websites and shelves, ASOS has done the right thing for animals and consumers', says PETA UK's Mimi Bekhechi. 'Angora production is cruel, and PETA urges all retailers to follow ASOS's example and show that cruelty to animals has no place in their stores.'

Topshop, in a statement to SumOfUs.org, said: 'Having listened to the concerns of customers, and further to an in-depth discussion with PETA regarding the use of angora, we have instructed our suppliers to halt the sourcing of product containing angora fibre whilst we investigate alternatives.'

PETA Asia's investigator visited angora farms in China, where there are no penalties for animal abuse on rabbit farms and no standards that regulate the treatment of animals. The investigator documented rabbits, who are highly sensitive and social animals, lying in shock and isolation inside tiny, filthy, wire-bottomed cages after having their fur ripped out. This process is repeated every three months for two to five years before the rabbits' throats are slit and they are replaced by new rabbits who will suffer the same fate.

For more information, go to peta.org


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Julie Drewry (Mon Dec 16 14:47:22 GMT 2013): Marks and spencer are still selling Angora products!!
Julie Drewry (Mon Dec 16 14:57:56 GMT 2013): Actually New Look still are too.. Guess I'm disappointed they aren't taking them off sale.... Just not buying new Angora.... Grr......
Karen Naughton (Mon Dec 16 21:08:50 GMT 2013): this is just sickening, i didn't know this is how they get angora, i for one will not be handling it in work again!
Joanne Leahtobhair (Mon Dec 16 22:07:13 GMT 2013): I hope Zara stops selling it now!! Poor lil bunnies 😞🐰
Andrea Aluna (Tue Dec 17 00:13:05 GMT 2013): its not just the poor bunnies what about all the fur? China has not respect for animals, animals are skined alive, all fur products should be ban, also India has terrible practices with cows when taking their skins off, usually they are still alive. All this horror should stop now and the only ones can do it are the retailers and consumers because Chinese and Indian governments don't care about this, but what can you expect when they don't care even about its people....
Sharon Gooding (Tue Dec 17 16:46:38 GMT 2013): Such great news that stores are so disgusted by what is happening to these poor little creatures that they have withdrawn from buying these products. But once again public opinion is very important and we should always be allowed to be heard.
Roos ArtintheAttic (Mon Dec 23 14:53:58 GMT 2013): Chinese who do this are really sick but so are the brands that sell it!! The consumer who buy this are even more sick and retarded.
Meg Antoinette Marr (Mon Dec 23 17:33:25 GMT 2013): Glad to hear the retailers are halting orders of Angora yielded from this horrific process.