Published on December 11th, 2013 | by No Artificial
The Shocking Truth of The Angora Fur Industry
Cruel truths of the angora fur trade revealed in shocking video recorded by PETA in China.
Angora is a fibre produced by long-haired Angora rabbits. This luxury soft fur is in high demand for sweaters and accessories, especially during the winter months.
According to the International Wool Textile Organization, around 90 percent of the world’s angora comes from China, a country with nothing in the way of legislation to protect farmed animals.
As retailers and shoppers prepare for the Christmas shopping, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia revealed a shocking footage, which shows routine cruelty to angora rabbits.
PETA’s video, shot secretly in China, shows live rabbits tied by their front and back paws being plucked raw. Hair is ripped from their bodies to ensure fibres are as long and heavy as possible – the pain and shock of which causes the rabbits to scream. The rabbits are put back into cramped wire cages to grow their hair back ready for plucking again. After this ordeal, which the rabbits endure every three months, many appeared to go into severe shock. If they are still alive after two to five years of this trauma, workers slit their throats and sell their carcasses.
How You Can Help Rabbits
Please do not purchase angora products. Instead choose from the fashionable cruelty-free alternative materials available today.
Let’s stop this horrible cruelty to these innocent animals.
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