Qurate Retail Group and Williams-Sonoma Ban Mohair

After hearing from PETA, global retailers Qurate Retail Group – which owns QVC, HSN, zulily, among others – and Williams-Sonoma– which also owns Pottery Barn and West Elm – made the business-savvy decision to ban mohair! They join more than 340 brands worldwide that have ditched the cruelly-obtained fiber once they learned that shearers-who are paid by volume, not by the hour-worked recklessly, leaving angora goats with gaping, bloody wounds. And unwanted goats died in agonizing ways: One worker slowly cut their throats with a dull knife while they were fully conscious and then broke their necks, hacking one animal’s head off. Others were hauled to a slaughterhouse, where they were electrically shocked, hung upside down, and slashed across the throat. Please urge Free People to follow their lead and drop mohair.

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