Great News for Goats! Kelly Hoppen Bans Mohair After PETA Exposé
After PETA US shared with Kelly Hoppen its video exposé of the mohair industry revealing that workers slowly killed and mutilated crying goats, the leading interior design company stopped production of mohair items and has banned the cruelly obtained fibre from future collections.
Kelly Hoppen joins numerous companies and brands – including Notonthehighstreet, ASOS, Marks & Spencer, Made.com, The White Company, and H&M – in banning the use of mohair in their products.
Goats Are Abused and Exploited for Mohair
PETA’s exposé shows workers dragging goats by the horns and legs and lifting them off the floor by their tails, which could break their spines. Goat kids who were being shorn for the first time cried out in fear.
Shearers – who are paid by volume, not by the hour – worked quickly and carelessly, leaving goats cut up and bleeding. Workers roughly stitched them up without giving them any pain relief.
Goats Die in Agonising Ways
On one farm, a worker slowly cut the throats of fully conscious goats with a dull knife and then broke their necks, hacking one animal’s head right off. Others were taken to an abattoir, where they were electrically shocked, hung upside down, and slashed across the throat.
What You Can Do for Goats
No throw or cushion cover is worth the blood and screams of terrified baby goats. Check out the winners of the PETA Vegan Homeware Awards for beautiful, high-quality decor and furnishings that no animal had to suffer and die for: