Farfetch Bans Angora After PETA Push

Farfetch Bans Angora After PETA Push

London – Following pressure from PETA entities – which included disruptions of shareholder meetings, over 100,000 appeals from supporters , and help from actress Sadie Frost – luxury retailer Farfetch has confirmed it will stop selling angora wool from April 2022. The company previously ended fur sales after hearing from the animal rights group but had continued to sell angora, which is produced by ripping out the hair of live rabbits.

“From high end to the high street, today’s retailers embrace fashion that leaves gentle rabbits in peace,” says PETA Director of Corporate Projects Yvonne Taylor. “PETA is celebrating this progressive decision by Farfetch, which will spare countless animals abuse.”

As revealed in a PETA Asia exposé, most rabbits used for angora are stretched across boards and their fur is ripped out as they scream in pain. Others are tied up before their fur is cut or shorn, and their delicate skin is cut open by the sharp tools as they struggle desperately to escape. They typically endure this agony every three months.

Farfetch joins hundreds  of other top brands – including Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein, Roland Mouret, Tommy Hilfiger, and Stella McCartney – that have committed to not selling angora after hearing from PETA and its international entities.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information on the group’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

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