Angora fur comes from a type of rabbit, mostly kept locked up in dingy, feces-coated cages their entire lives to satisfy our fashion demands.
Because longer fur fibers are considered the most desirable, for the most part, the rabbits aren’t gently shaved and sent off to continue leading their happy (albeit less fluffy) lives.
Instead, workers are told to get the entire hairs out of the animals, right down to the follicles’ bulbs – leading to horrific scenes.
Videos document rabbits screaming in pain while garment workers rip their fur lengths of fur from their skin and even strap them onto boards where staff stretch them out and hack off their fur.
Then these poor creatures are sent right back into their filthy, tiny cages where they sit, trembling, trying to recover from the terror they just endured… until eventually, they are subjected to it all over again.
Fortunately, public pressure from animal lovers like you has been forcing fashion houses to cease their use of angora wool.
In 2021, both Valentino and Armani banned Angora from their products, and before them, dozens of other brands had already made similar pledges.
Please sign this petition to demand that Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Chanel all ban Angora fur from their product lines!
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This article by Mathew Davis was first published by One Green Planet on 31 October 2023. Image Credit :Algirdas Gelazius/Shutterstock.