After learning from PETA that goats in the mohair industry are dragged by the horns, legs, and tails and their skin is cut off during shearing, Fast Retailing—which owns Theory, Helmut Lang, and J Brand, among others—and Lacoste banned mohair! More than 340 brands have turned their backs on the cruel mohair industry, in which goats are subjected to painful mutilations, including castration and workers punching needled pliers through their ears, without any painkillers. One worker used a knife to saw through the necks of two conscious goats. Tell Free People to join Fast Retailing, Lacoste, and the hundreds of other brands worldwide—including QVC, zulily, Pottery Barn, and Williams-Sonoma—that have dropped mohair.
“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