Robert Redford’s Still Got It—as Long as It Isn’t Made of Angora

Published by PETA.

Retailer Sundance Holdings Group ended the sale of angora-wool items online and in its catalog after learning from PETA that rabbits on angora farms suffer immensely when their fur is torn from their skin while they’re still alive. The company—owned by star Robert Redford—has since removed all angora from its broad selection of chic cardigans and sweaters online.

Angora rabbit© iStock.com/GlobalP

“Sundance Holdings Group’s kind decision underlines that cruelty to rabbits is never in fashion,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “As consumers seek out tasteful, angora-free options, PETA encourages retailers to follow in the footsteps of Sundance and other companies already meeting this demand.”

Many rabbits used for angora scream in pain as their fur is ripped out, while others are cut or sheared and invariably wounded by the sharp tools as they struggle desperately to escape. The angora-wool industry also condemns these intelligent, social animals to years of isolation in small, filthy wire cages.

Sundance Holdings Group joins more than 220 other companies that have ended angora sales after discussions with PETA, including Ann Inc., Anthropologie, Benetton Group, Jones New York, Lands’ End, QVC, Inditex, French Connection, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger.

What You Can Do

Please take a moment to urge BCBG Max Azria to stop selling angora and fur.

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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