Thanks to pressure from PETA and our affiliates – and after receiving over 100,000 appeals from people around the world – Farfetch banned the sale of fur from its global online luxury platform. It’s great progress, but the website still contains hundreds of items made with the fur of live-plucked, tormented rabbits who are kept inside small, filthy, barren cages and face the ordeal of being plucked up to four times a year.
No matter where it’s sourced from, there’s no such thing as humane angora. PETA Asia’s exposé of Chinese fur farms reveals the horrifying screams of the rabbits as they’re being plucked, a process they’ll endure repeatedly for two to three years before they’re ultimately killed.
An investigation by OneVoice into French angora farms revealed that rabbits were tied to tables while their fur was torn off. Workers also twisted and pulled the animals into unnatural positions in order to pluck their hair, often with the skin still attached, from all over their bodies, including their genitals.
Farfetch is well aware that the ways in which angora is obtained from rabbits are every bit as abhorrent as the production of fur. As more and more brands, including Gucci and Burberry, ditch real fur and angora in favour of materials that are kinder to animals and the environment, there’s simply no excuse for Farfetch to continue to allow unscrupulous designers to peddle cruelty on its website.
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