PETA Asia Investigation Reveals Animals Screaming in Pain as the Fur Is Ripped From Their Bodies
For Immediate Release:
December 11, 2013
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Philadelphia – Accompanied by a giant “rabbit” bound by the wrists and ankles with large patches of missing fur, PETA members will converge outside The Gallery at Market East in Center City Philadelphia on Thursday. A banner over the table holding the rabbit will read, “Angora Hurts Rabbits,” and there will be a picture of an actual angora rabbit, tightly restrained and having the fur torn from her body. PETA Asia’s undercover investigation of 10 angora rabbit farms in China—which is the source of 90 percent of the world’s angora—revealed workers violently ripping the fur out of rabbits’ skin as the animals scream in pain. After their fur is removed, the rabbits are left in shock, able only to lie motionless inside their tiny, filthy cages. After they endure this torment every three months for two to five years, their throats are cut and the skin is ripped from their bodies.
When: Thursday, December 12, 12 noon
Where: Intersection of Market and N. 10th streets (outside The Gallery at Market East), Philadelphia
“PETA is appealing to shoppers this holiday season,” says Ashley Byrne, PETA’s skins campaign specialist. “Please take the time to read the label on that sweater or scarf. If it says ‘angora,’ remember the gentle rabbits whose fur was cruelly ripped out of their skin—and leave the item on the rack.”
For more information, please visit PETA.org.