For Immediate Release:
May 20, 2014
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
San Francisco – After a PETA representative who attended Gap Inc.’s annual meeting yesterday asked why the company was still selling angora—a product made from fur that is ripped out of rabbits’ bodies as the animals scream in terror and pain—Gap Inc.’s CEO agreed never to sell the inhumane product again and to pull all angora items from its websites.
“Gap’s customers will soon be able to rest assured that no rabbits suffered the pain and terror of having their fur torn from their skin for any of Gap Inc.’s products,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA supporters and other kind shoppers around the world will be relieved to hear that Gap has joined the dozens of top retailers that refuse to profit from gentle rabbits’ immense suffering.”
More information about PETA’s challenge to Gap Inc. executives is available in PETA’s news release from Monday.