Good news for rabbits! Fraser’s Group is extending its no-fur policy to include a ban on angora – rabbit fur – which is often torn from fully conscious rabbits. PETA US, a shareholder of Frasers Group, received confirmation on the ban during the company’s annual meeting today.
Thank you to the almost 17,000 PETA supporters who contacted the company to call for a ban on angora.
The Agony Behind Angora
Every angora garment represents the pain and fear of gentle rabbits. As revealed in a PETA exposé, rabbits used for angora are kept in cramped, filthy cages surrounded by their own waste.
They’re routinely stretched across boards before their fur is torn out as they scream, helplessly, in pain. Others are tied up before their fur is cut or shorn, and their delicate skin is cut open by the sharp tools as they struggle desperately to escape.
They typically endure this agony every three months.
Compassion Is in Fashion
Frasers Group joins over 425 designers and retailers that have banned angora from their collections and platforms, including Calvin Klein, HUGO BOSS, Valentino, Stella McCartney, Selfridges, and FARFETCH. Fashion group Kering – owner of Gucci and Saint Laurent – extended its no-fur policy to include angora and rabbit felt earlier this year.
PETA is calling on other retailers to follow Frasers Group’s compassionate lead and ban angora now.
Animals Are Not Ours to Wear
Please never buy angora or any other items made of animals’ skins, hair, or feathers. We’ve put together this handy guide to help you make compassionate fashion choices!
When We Ask – They Listen
Animals abused for fashion still need your help. In the cashmere industry, goats are pinned down by their legs and horns. Workers pull out their hair with sharp metal combs as the animals scream in pain and terror and are left with bloody wounds. Get in touch with Burberry and other brands still using cashmere and urge them to stop: