Three months. That’s how long it takes for angora rabbits‘ soft fur to grow long enough to be ripped out.
When the time comes, workers will often tether the terrified animals‘ feet together and hang them in the air or stretch them across a board. Then they tear fistfuls of their fur out as they scream in agony.
They will endure this cycle of fear, stress, and pain again three months later … and three months after that … and on and on, for as long as five years, until the day that they’re slaughtered.
In the years since a PETA Asia eyewitness investigation revealed the extreme cruelty that rabbits endure on angora farms in China, the angora industry has become a mere shadow of its former self. With the help of our caring members, we’ve persuaded hundreds of the world’s top fashion companies—including H&M, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Forever 21, and Eddie Bauer—to ban angora from their shelves. According to the International Trade Centre, China’s exports of angora wool fell by more than 80 percent between 2010 and 2015.
Our campaign against angora has been hugely successful, preventing countless rabbits from suffering—but we didn’t do it alone. Supporters like you made it happen.
However, our work is far from over. We’re continuing to target companies that still sell products made from cruelly produced angora wool. And there are still millions of rabbits, pigs, dogs, cows, and other animals who are being exploited, abused, neglected, and killed for their fur or skins around the world.
We’re committed to helping each and every one of them—but we need you to stand with us to help us keep all our critical work for animals moving forward.
Thank you for your boundless compassion and generosity.