Become an Avenging Angel for Angora Bunnies With 4 Simple Steps

Posted by on March 6, 2014 | Permalink

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. Cruelty to angora rabbits on Chinese farms

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 [email protected].
To Whom It May Concern:

[Note: If you are able to find out the name of the retailer’s director, CEO or manager, please use that person’s name.]

I’m writing to you concerning PETA Asia’s harrowing investigation into angora farming in China – where 90 per cent of the world’s angora wool comes from.

The video footage shows how rabbits scream out in pain as workers violently rip the fur from their skin. Rabbits who have their fur cut or sheared also suffer terribly. Their front and back paws are tightly tethered, which is a terrifying experience for these prey animal, and the sharp cutting tools inevitably wound them as they struggle in a desperate bid to escape.

Rabbits – who are extremely clean by nature – are forced to spend their entire lives in tiny, filthy cages, surrounded by their own waste, with little protection from the elements. The thin wire cages constantly cut into their sensitive footpads, and they never have the chance to run around, jump or play. After they endure this process every three months for two to five years, their throats are cut and their skin is ripped from their bodies.

Please take a few moments to watch the video footage here. I hope you agree that with all the wonderful animal-free fabrics that are now available, no rabbit need ever suffer for the sake of a jumper, gloves or a scarf.

Please, will you assure me that [name of company] will join the many compassionate designers and retailers that have already turned their backs on the cruel angora wool industry and pledge never to use it in your future clothing and accessories collections? I look forward to hearing from you about this important matter.

Kind regards,

[Your Name]

[Address details if you wish to include them]


That’s it! It really is that easy to become an angel for angora rabbits. So what are you waiting for?