Victory: Lacoste Pulls Angora Stock

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Angora French clothing retailer Lacoste is the latest company to confirm to PETA that it’s removing all angora wool products and has requested to be added to our list of retailers that do not sell angora. “As part of its CSR policy, we can confirm that Lacoste has no plan to use angora fibers in its coming collections”, the company says in a statement. This is great news for animals and compassionate shoppers. PETA Asia’s unprecedented investigation shows that rabbits who have their fur cut or sheared also suffer greatly during the cutting process. Their front and back legs are tightly tethered so that they can be stretched out over a board – a terrifying experience for any prey animal. Others are suspended in the air by their forelimbs. Rabbits have very thin skin, and the sharp cutting tools invariably wound them as they struggle desperately to escape. The angora farming industry also condemns these intelligent animals to spend years in isolation in small, filthy wire cages that cut into their sensitive paws and prevent them from engaging in normal behaviour, exercise and interaction with other rabbits. These are standard practices in the barbaric angora industry. Regardless of whether the rabbits have been plucked or sheared, if a label says “angora”, it means that rabbits have suffered. There’s quite simply no way to obtain angora responsibly, which is why so many companies have switched to humane, animal-free fabrics, which are readily available. Angora Production We’re glad to welcome Lacoste to our list of companies that have told us that they will not be using angora in future collections. PETA and our supporters are now urging the few remaining retailers, including Benetton, to follow Lacoste’s lead and show that cruelty to animals has no place in their stores.

Comments

  • amijane commented on December 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Stop this its horrible!!!!

  • Martyna Dulny commented on December 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Hate everything what they people doing for money.

  • Carol Gardner commented on December 6, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Absolutely awful so terribly cruel lacoste please stop usjng tbus you are encouraging cruelty beyond belief to these poor rabbits. Not good for your reputation

  • sertain commented on December 6, 2014 at 9:54 am

    bien sure qu je suis contente de cette nouvelle!merci a lacoste de retirertout ce qui est angora,je le remercie ainsi que peta qui se bat pour ceci et que je serait la our continuer a signer les pétitions pour que ca s arrete,;ca sera long peut etre mais peta peut compter sur les amis des animaux!

  • queenny choong commented on December 6, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Please stop this inhuman act!

  • Samantha wills commented on December 8, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    vile in humane

  • Amir commented on December 10, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    this is sickening, how could you live with you’r self ?

  • TED VARLEY commented on December 12, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    How horrific. Sub Humans. Unbelievable cruelty. I hope karma is watching.

  • Liliana Patricia Machare Castillo commented on December 13, 2014 at 1:41 am

    RESPETEMOS LA VIDA DE LOS ANIMALES, TAMBIEN TIENEN DERECHO A VIVIR LIBRES Y FELICES…

  • keith commented on December 15, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    This is clearly a great victory for peta and great news for all other animal rights groups out there but i do wonder what compassion level lacoste and the others really have. its very likely they would still be selling these products if it wasnt for all the pressure and public opinion that has been put on them for years. as always its all about the money.the food and clothing industries have made billions from the suffering and death of billions of living beings and its still going on. why is it these companies didnt stop selling products of cruelty themselves, why does it always take outside forces to do it. the answer is at the heart of the problem, MONEY!. humans really are the worst thing that ever happened to this planet.
    lacoste and all the others who ever made profit from these awful industries need to step up and pledge strong financial support to peta and also people like shaun monson maker of the “Earthlings” documantary.

  • Sonja commented on December 17, 2014 at 10:12 am

    We can do this, brilliant news, keep putting pressure on them and keep spreading this around, let people know whats going on – Knowledge is Power

  • soukaina commented on December 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    I have no words to say but only these are not people, stop it now
    stop it now
    stop it now
    stop it now

  • Nicola commented on January 7, 2015 at 10:47 pm

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