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A Look Inside the Angora Rabbit Fur Industry

December 28, 2013
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Source PETA

After watching this video, you’ll never buy angora again.

The undercover footage, shot by PETA Asia, found horrific routine cruelty to angora rabbits, whose long, soft fur is often used in sweaters and accessories. The investigator filmed workers who were violently ripping the fur from the animals’ sensitive skin as they screamed at the top of their lungs in pain. After this terrifying and barbaric ordeal, which the rabbits endure every three months, many of them appeared to go into shock, lying motionless inside their tiny, filthy cages, with no solid flooring or bedding, and without the vital companionship of other rabbits. After two to five years, those who have survived are hung upside down, their throats are slit, and their bodies are sold.

Rabbits who have their fur cut or sheared also suffer: During the cutting process, their front and back legs are tightly tethered—a terrifying experience for any prey animal—and the sharp cutting tools inevitably wound them as they struggle desperately to escape.

Ninety percent of angora fur comes from China, where there are no penalties for abuse of animals on farms and no standards to regulate the treatment of the animals. When you buy a sweater, hat, or other product that contains angora, the angora fur most likely originated in China, even if the finished product was assembled elsewhere.

Rabbits are gentle, socially complex, and intelligent animals with individual personalities, just like dogs and cats. In their natural habitat, rabbits live in scrupulously clean burrows and spend their time foraging for fresh, leafy food and interacting with members of their warren.

How You Can Help Rabbits

Please leave angora rabbit fur out of your wardrobe and politely urge the Chinese government to ban cruel live plucking of rabbits raised for angora fur by sending a note to China’s Ambassador to the U.S., His Excellency Cui Tiankai.


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how stone cold stupid and cruel people
can be.
this so called human society.
we exploit and torment,
without a even a thought
to how the victim feels,
at times these horror stories
seem so surreal.
but real they are,
and suffer animals
do.
things can be better.
it is up to all the mes
and yous.
please sign petitions,
post and share.
along with the heartless
live many people
who truly care.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


12 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2013 6:04 pm

    Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".

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  2. December 28, 2013 6:11 pm

    Thanks Stacy,signed.

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  3. narhvalur permalink
    December 28, 2013 10:10 pm

    Reblogga detta på Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

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  4. December 29, 2013 3:27 am

    I couldn’t bear to watch the video but I read the blurb, sent the email and shared on Facebook.

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    • December 29, 2013 11:56 am

      Admittedly, I don’t watch the videos anymore either – they haunt me. 😦 Thanks so much for your help, Sarah.

      Like

  5. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    December 29, 2013 9:11 am

    how stone cold stupid and cruel people
    can be.
    this so called human society.
    we exploit and torment,
    without a even a thought
    to how the victim feels,
    at times these horror stories
    seem so surreal.
    but real they are,
    and suffer animals
    do.
    things can be better.
    it is up to all the mes
    and yous.
    please sign petitions,
    post and share.
    along with the heartless
    live many people
    who truly care.

    Like

    • December 29, 2013 11:57 am

      Wonderful, thanks so much, hon, it’s perfect (as always).

      Like

      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        December 29, 2013 3:35 pm

        thank you so very and you are welcome.

        we will keep fighting until the sky rains compassion and love 🙂

        Like

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