Benetton Feels the Heat on Angora Day of Action

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Take a look at the list of retailers that have committed to ban angora, and you’ll notice that one brand is conspicuous by its absence – United Colors of Benetton.

Compassionate people everywhere are fed up with the store’s continuing support for a product that is often made by tearing the hair from screaming rabbits’ skin – and today, they’re making their feelings known!

In London, a crowd of protesters gathered outside Benetton’s flagship Regent Street store in London for a protest that added a twist to the brand’s well-known United Colors campaign.

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A video posted by PETA UK (@petauk) on

Meanwhile, across the country, PETA supporters are picking up the phone to ask Benetton staff why the company still hasn’t banned angora.

PHONE BenettonHundreds of people are making their voices heard on social media, too. More than 500 people took part in our Thunderclap, sending out this hard-hitting tweet simultaneously and reaching more than 340,000 people.

Benetton has also seen its Facebook page flooded with comments from consumers who felt let down by its failure to do the right thing for animals. And to date, more than 30,000 people have sent e-mails to Benetton’s head office about angora through our action alert.

Thank you to everyone who’s already taken part and made this day of action a resounding success. Your efforts have really ramped up the pressure on Benetton to ditch angora – and with so much public support for the campaign, the store’s managers have got to listen!

If you haven’t yet taken action, there’s still time:

Comments

  • GABRIELA VARGAS commented on June 4, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    POR QUÉ EL SUFRIMIENTO QUE NO TIENE SENTIDO??? ES SÓLO MUESTRA DE LA TERRIBLE FRUSTRACIÓN COMO SERES INHUMANOS. ESTÁN LOCOS Y ENFERMOS, POR ESO YA SOMOS SOCIEDADES MUNDIALES TAN AGRESIVAS Y DESTRUCTIVAS, Y CADA VEZ VA A SER PEOR SI NO CAMBIAN. NO MÁS BENETTON, NI GAP; NO MÁS CONSUMO HASTA QUE CAMBIEN. Y LO VOY A PROMOVER EN GRAN ESCALA.

  • jeannie briscoe commented on June 4, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    i want this treatment to stop poor animals not safe ion this world.

  • Julie Barnes commented on June 4, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    We have clothes. Animals have fur. We don’t need fur. You’d scream if someone forcefully took your clothes. When are we going to stop this butchery? Why is it necessary to make animals suffer for fashion. Senseless, cruel and totally wrong. It has to stop

  • Paola Lama Reátegui commented on June 4, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    fredom for animals

  • Elly commented on June 4, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    att det ens pågår plågeri än idag är svårt för mig att förstå ? Ni har miljoner av folk som stöttar er och betalar varje månad mycket pengar . Jag följer alla organisationer . Jag ser era filmer varje dag . Och jag hoppas att de jag ser har ett slut .

  • Amy Rinker commented on June 5, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Those horrible screams of those helpless babies will always haunt me!

  • Jennifer Ashton commented on June 5, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Stop harming animals for vanity, it isn’t attractive.

  • Susan Keller commented on June 6, 2015 at 12:27 am

    God Bless you Italy.

  • Susan Keller commented on June 6, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Thank You and God Bless you Norway

  • Federica Furlan commented on June 29, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Shame

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