Become an Avenging Angel for Angora Bunnies With 4 Simple Steps
Since video footage from PETA Asia’s investigation into Chinese angora farms became breaking news last November, the campaign against angora has come on by leaps and bounds.
More than 30 retailers have promised to stop selling items made with angora, which usually comes from China, where rabbits are farmed in tiny cages and often scream in agony as the fur is ripped from their bodies.
PETA Asia’s investigation showed the world what was happening on angora farms. But it was compassionate consumers who made sure that companies took notice and changed their policies. After hearing from customers in stores, on the phone, by letter and online – and speaking to PETA – retailers from ASOS to John Lewis took swift action to remove angora products from their collections.
Every time a company stops selling angora products, the supply for the wool decreases, meaning that fewer rabbits will be made to suffer the appalling scenes of cruelty seen in the video. But these animals still need your help.
If you see angora on sale anywhere, please speak out in the following ways:
- Politely ask to have a word with the store’s manager, and explain how disappointed you are to see angora on sale. You might want to mention PETA Asia’s video.
- Leave a comment on the company’s Facebook page, or send a tweet, asking the company to stop selling angora.
- Send an e-mail or write a letter to the company. Below is some suggested text that you can use as a template.
- If you get a response (especially if it’s a positive one), please let us know! Send an e-mail to Info@peta.org.uk.
That’s it! It really is that easy to become an angel for angora rabbits. So what are you waiting for?