Matalan is being urged to ban the production of its angora products, as Zara finally takes action. Get the latest on the campaign against animal cruelty...
Zara has finally taken action against the mistreatment of animals in Chinese angora farms by suspending orders of their products.
Urged to follow Topshop, ASOS and Primark in the high street’s backlash on animal cruelty, Zara has made a promising U-turn following public calls for boycott.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) released the shocking footage recently, which revealed the horrific environment and treatment of rabbits being ‘plucked’ for their fur.
More than 277,000 people called for Zara to immediately stop production of its angora products following the shocking footage.
A protest was also staged on London’s Oxford Street, as PETA activists plan to target retailers still profiting from the unethical practice.
Matalan has also come under fire for its handling of the news.
According to The Mirror, a furious shop worker leaked Matalan’s instructions to remove tags from angora products following the backlash.
‘People will be horrified to find out what they bought,’ the source told the newspaper. ‘Apparently it was send after customers at another branch kicked off about angora being sold and returned a lot of items.’
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