After discussions with PETA, the Columbia Sportswear Company—one of the largest outdoor and active-lifestyle apparel and footwear companies in the world—has banned alpaca fleece across its brands! It joins UNIQLO, Overstock, Valentino, Marks & Spencer, Maison Numen, Smith & Caughey’s, and ESPRIT in banning alpaca. We’re urging everyone to take action for alpacas right now by encouraging brands that continue to sell alpaca fleece (including Anthropologie) to stop.
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind