2013/12/16

FASHION BRANDS CHOOSE BUNNIES OVER ANGORA SWEATERS



Claims that millions of rabbits in China are being ill-treated has led to high street stores being called on to pull angora products from their shelves.A number of major names have already suspended sourcing angora goods following an investigation by animal rights activists, it was reported.

It comes amid allegations that Chinese suppliers of the much-sought after fur are plucking it off rabbits who have been tethered to a board and are heard yelping in pain.

After a video was circulated on social media, which sparked a consumer outcry, brands including H&M, Boden, Primark, Calvin Klein, Whistles and Next suspended sourcing, according to the Sunday Times.

ASOS has also confirmed that it is banning and pulling from its shelves any products made with angora following discussions with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta).

Topshop said it had stopped buying angora clothes after receiving a petition from more than 100,000 people, it was reported.


A spokesman for Marks and Spencer told the newspaper: "We will not place any further orders from our suppliers for products containing angora until we have concluded our visits to farms."

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