Meet the Bunnies Who Need You to Ditch Angora

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Posted June 20, 2016 by Nina Kahn

Bunnies: They’re the cutest. Like, HOW ARE YOU EVEN REAL???

cute bunny rabbit

But the angora fur industry is nothing but ugly.

Angora fur is used to make sweaters, scarves, winter hats, and other clothing and accessories. Rabbits scream in pain as their fur is ripped out of their skin, and they must endure this torturous process over and over.

We already know that bunnies don’t deserve to suffer in the name of fashion, but here are some rabbit facts that you probably didn’t know:

Rabbits are natural herbivores (woot woot, vegan power)! During warmer months, they munch on weeds, grass, wildflowers, and vegetable plants. When it gets cold, they snack on twigs, buds, bark, and any green plants that they can find.

bunny rabbit eating grassMany rabbit communities live in extensive and complex underground burrows.

bunny rabbit in dirtWhen they are being chased, they run in zigzag formations to confuse their predators rather than trying to outrun them.

bunny rabbit dirtRabbits are famous for their ability to reproduce! They can have several litters of four to seven babies (called “kits”) every year but will naturally reproduce less at times when food or water is scarce.

bunny rabbitTheir teeth never stop growing, so they’re constantly gnawing on food and wood to keep them worn down.

cute bunny rabbit in grass

Sadly, when it comes to rabbits used for their fur, there’s more to learn:

On angora factory farms, rabbits have their fur violently ripped out of their sensitive skin while they’re fully conscious and screaming in pain. They must endure this torture every three months.

Angora rabbit fur plucking

Rabbits who have their fur cut or sheared instead of plucked also suffer. Their limbs are bound and their bodies are stretched out …

angora rabbit fur cutting

And the cutting tools almost always leave them wounded as they struggle desperately to escape.

angora rabbit fur cutting with scissors

After experiencing such extreme pain, some rabbits go into shock and are unable to move once they’re returned to their filthy, cramped cages.

Angora rabbit after fur plucking

The rabbits who survive this torture for two to five years end up having their throats slit and their dead bodies skinned or sold.

processing rabbit for meat

Does this make you sick? You’re not the only one.

More than 1.9 MILLION people watched our undercover exposé and learned more about the tragic lives of rabbits on angora farms. And guess what? Tons of companies like PacSun, rue21, Forever 21, Express, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Eddie Bauer have stopped selling any products made with angora! Super-popular and fashion-forward retailer H&M has also made a compassionate change after seeing PETA Asia’s undercover footage. The company ceased the production of any items made with angora and even accepted customer returns on any angora items that had been purchased. Woo! 🙌

You can help STOP this cruelty! It’s as easy as reading the tags on clothes when you’re shopping and putting down anything that is made from angora.

Check out more ways you can help bunnies and other animals killed for their skin

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  • Profile photo of Sirene

    161 days ago

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    I’m so glad that these popular clothing stores actually care about this kind of stuff. Sometimes companies seem so cutthroat and faceless for not standing up for animal rights. It’s nice to see there are still good people that work for these companies.

  • Profile photo of murgod

    162 days ago

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    This is really sickening.

  • 851 days ago

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    Tsk tsk . Poor bunnies. 🙁

  • 911 days ago

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    This makes me so sick! I don’t understand why this is necessary. . #shareifucare

  • Profile photo of Veggiebell

    1089 days ago

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    I told my grandma about this last week and she told me she saw a pair of gloves with angora fur on them and she said she was going to buy them but she knew what happened to the poor rabbits. One animals life… Saved!

  • Profile photo of YesWayJose

    1091 days ago

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    This is sick! We always find the grossest ways to abuse animals.

  • Profile photo of Doingit4Dash

    1094 days ago

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    Yay for H&M

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