Zara Urged To Join ASOS, Topshop And Primark In Ban On Angora Products

by Jessica Bridgeman

Zara is being urged to ban the selling of all its angora products after footage of rabbits being mistreated in Chinese angora farms has immerged online.

Topshop, ASOS and Primark have already taken action to stop the production of angora products following the shocking video released by PETA.

The charity, which campaigns against the use of fur, uncovered the horrific footage during their investigation into Chinese angora farms. It shows rabbits screaming in pain as their fur is plucked, which is reportedly being used instead of shearing as it is quicker and gives longer fibres.

255,000 people are now calling for Zara to immediately stop production of angora products inline with the actions of Topshop, ASOS and Primark.

In a statement, Topshop said: ‘We have instructed our suppliers to halt the sourcing of product containing angora fibre whilst we investigate alternatives.'

Last week, Primark issued a statement confirming it would also be halting its use of angora: 'Following concern about animal welfare and the use of angora in clothing, the company has decided to cease ordering products that use angora while it continues to investigate the issue.'

Stella McCartney and ASOS have banned the use of angora altogether. Stella McCartney has said it will 'stop all future use of angora', while ASOS has also pulled all exisiting angora products from its online shelves.

'By pulling all angora products from its international websites and shelves, ASOS has done the right thing for animals and consumers,’ sad PETA UK’s Mini Bekhechi.

Around 35 stores, including Next, M&S and New Look, have now pledged to either stop use of angora completely, or at least while the issue is investigated.

Now it’s over to Zara to take action against the horrifying discoveries.

Got a tablet? You can now download Marie Claire magazine straight to your iPad, Kindle (just search the store for 'marie claire magazine'), Nook or Google Nexus.

Comments:

You might also be interested in…

Look What I'm Wearing

More: Look What I'm Wearing

 

Early access to our Black Friday offer! Subscribe to Marie Claire magazine for only £12!

Choose how you want to receive Marie Claire – available in print or on your iPad