Sadie Frost Calls On Farfetch to Drop Angora

Posted by on October 2, 2020 | Permalink

“Will Farfetch commit to banning the sale of angora on its platform this year?” That’s the question actor Sadie Frost asked on behalf of PETA US at Farfetch’s annual meeting today.

Sadie – who previously starred in a “Turn Your Back on Fur” campaign for PETA – pointed out that although the retailer banned the sale of fur last year, it inexplicably continues to allow the sale of items containing angora, cruelly obtained rabbit fur:

“As someone who loves fashion and animals, I was thrilled when Farfetch announced it had become a fur-free platform. So why is it still allowing the sale of angora – rabbit fur – which is obtained using methods that are every bit as cruel as the production of mink, fox, or chinchilla fur?”

What’s Wrong With Angora?

PETA’s exposé of angora farms in China – the world’s leading producer of the material – revealed that workers yanked out terrified rabbits’ fur by the fistful and that some animals screamed in pain and fear.

They endure this process repeatedly for two to three years before ultimately being killed.

On Chinese farms visited by PETA US – facilities supplying angora to companies that claim that third-party audits have deemed their sources “humane” – rabbits spend their lives isolated in filthy cages. They’re let out only to be violently plucked and, ultimately, slaughtered.

French animal rights organisation One Voice revealed that on angora farms in France, rabbits were tied to tables while their fur was torn out. Workers also twisted and pulled the animals into unnatural positions in order to pluck the hair from all over their bodies, including their genitals.

How to Help Rabbits

Please join Sadie in calling on Farfetch to ban the sale of angora: