Goats Scream in Pain for Madewell’s Knitwear

A PETA exposé into the cashmere industry in China and Mongolia—the world’s top cashmere exporters—reveals that goats screamed in pain and fear as workers tore their hair out with sharp metal combs.

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Later, these goats’ throats were slit in slaughterhouses, sometimes after the animals were hit over the head with a hammer, and they were left to die in agony. Goats suffered on every farm in China and Mongolia visited by the eyewitnesses.

Not only is this industry cruel, cashmere also has the most destructive environmental impact of any animal-derived fiber.

Madewell knows all this, yet it continues to sell items made of cashmere. Speak up:

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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