Nearly 320 brands worldwide—including Restoration Hardware, Brooks Brothers, and Ralph Lauren—have banned mohair after learning from PETA that workers in the mohair industry were seen dragging terrified goats by the horns and legs and cutting off their skin during shearing. Angora goats used for mohair are subjected to painful mutilations, including when workers castrate them and use pliers to punch sharp needles through their ears—without any painkillers. One worker used a knife to saw through the necks of two conscious goats.
“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