You’ll Never Be Able to Forget These Rabbits’ Screams

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Shocking new footage from French farms shows the torture inflicted on rabbits in the angora industry.

WARNING: Distressing Content

This video, released by One Voice, was filmed on six angora farms in France between February and July 2016. It reveals heart-breaking abuse of gentle angora rabbits.

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The rabbits are kept inside small cages stacked on top of each other. Three times a year, they’re taken out and pinned down or tied to a table, as workers tear their fur out.

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The animals scream in pain and terror. Some of them frantically struggle to escape, while others lie limp and motionless, too exhausted even to try to get away.

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After they’re plucked, they’re shoved back into their cages, naked, shivering, and traumatised.

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These harrowing scenes closely resemble practices documented by PETA Asia on angora farms in China – which  supplies 90 per cent of the world’s angora wool. The exposé caused international outrage and spurred more than 220 retailers around the world to stop selling angora.

But this is the first time that we’ve had a glimpse into what happens on angora farms closer to home. The evidence makes it clear that angora production in Europe is also deeply cruel.

Wherever it comes from, angora hurts animals. Please, don’t buy anything made from angora wool. And if you see any shops selling angora items, please speak out.

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Comments

  • Stella commented on September 22, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    I will never understand how someone can even think of hurting an animal, never mind actually doing it. Humans are ugly to each other consciously, every day. Animals have done nothing wrong.

  • Lilian Fielden commented on September 23, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    The worker plucking these poor distressed rabbits should be given a prison sentence on the grounds of extreme cruelty to animals. WHEN IS IT GOING TO HAPPEN????????????
    I am sick and tired of witnessing videos of extreme animal cruelty with China at the top of the list but its been happening for years yet in 2016 little has changed!!!!!!!!!! Unacceptable.

  • Marianne Juhler commented on September 23, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    This a barbaric

  • Carolina A. Martínez commented on September 23, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Shame on you france!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How can this be allowed – what a cruelty. You are bastard if you accept this.

  • S. Moore commented on September 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    And we call ourselves civilized! How foul, how foul, works fail me…

  • Jan commented on September 23, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Shocking

  • Sarah commented on September 23, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Where on earth is the humanity!?
    It is unbearable that we share a planet with people that inflict cruelty in any way, let alone to animals that should be caring for not abusing. What mindless, heartless cretins doing this.

  • Alison Lightfoot commented on September 24, 2016 at 8:45 am

    It is so very sad to know that there are people in this world who care so very little for animals. How can anyone do this to a defenceless rabbit. So sad.

  • Janice Aedy commented on September 24, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    You ABSOLUTE BASTARDS!!

  • Mrs Linda Williams commented on September 26, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Horrific treatment of these poor rabbits. A very difficult video to watch. I would not buy any garment that is made from angora anyway but this has really made me see the sheer cruelty involved in the production of them. I will be sending this video to friends and family hoping it will make them see what animals suffer because of the vanity of humans.

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