Zara Bans Angora And Gains Good Karma By Doing Something Great With The Leftover Knits

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  • Zara has finally banned angora knitwear. Bunnies everywhere breath a sigh of relief

    Even though it was at least six months ago that PETA revealed the method of making angora knitwear was extremely cruel to rabbits, Zara (or more specifically Inditex, who also own Massimo Dutti and Bershka) have only just banned angora from featuring in all future collections.

    The move sees them join other high street chains, such as Marks & Spencer, Topshop, Primark and H&M, who have also been urged to ban rabbit fur by PETA.

    In 2013, PETA visited ten angora farms in China and filmed their cruel practices, which involved tearing the fur out of live rabbits to ensure the hairs were as long and thick as possible. The videos, which quickly went viral, showed the farmers tying up the rabbit’s feet, who writhed in pain as their fur was ripped out. They were then shoved back into cages, bleeding and bald, to wait for their fur to regrow, when the practice would start all over again.

    Despite taking longer to catch on to how terrible this is, Zara have redeemed themselves by pledging to donate all angora garments that were made prior to the ban to the charity Life for Relief and Development, which works with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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