As many people may have seen on 19th November 2013 Peta, the animal rights organisation, released footage of Angora rabbits being kept in cages and having their fur ripped or cut out, whilst being tied up. If you haven't seen the video, then I wouldn't advise anyone to watch it due to the horrors that the rabbits are put through.
I followed this campaign and I was relieved when some retailers not only pledged to not use Angora fur, but also had any Angora products taken off their shelves. Additionally, others pledged not to include Angora products in further collections, but still continued to sell existing Angora stock. Included in this list
However, tonight I discovered retailers who promised not to include Angora in further products are still continuing to do so, and in products that can't be existing stock from November/December. This isn't acceptable, and unethical to be torturing these beautiful, clever animals in order to get a jumper, or a pair of socks, therefore I want the sale of Angora fur banned.
Even if this isn't possible, if enough people sign, tweet and facebook the retailers then we can stop the remaining clothing companies from still selling Angora wool.
Here is a list of some of the products that I have found:
- The Government
Ban the sale of Angora fur
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