After Meetings With PETA, Burlington Coat Factory Bans Angora

After working behind the scenes with PETA, Burlington Coat Factory made the compassionate, business-savvy decision to ban angora, which often comes from rabbits who spend their entire lives inside cramped, filthy cages without access to food and clean water and who scream in pain while their fur is being plucked out. The company—which sells clothes and accessories on its website and in 600 stores nationwide—joins more than 300 other brands that have committed to not selling angora.

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