Because their fur is
being ripped out while they're conscious and struggling.
Why? To be used in angora
sweaters and accessories.
After this terrifying and barbaric ordeal, which the rabbits
endure every three months, many of
them appeared to go into severe shock. After two to five years, those who have survived are hung upside down,
their throats are slit, and their carcasses are sold.
Rabbits who have their fur cut or sheared also suffer:
During the cutting process, their front and back legs are tightly tethered―a
terrifying experience for any prey animal―and the sharp cutting tools
inevitably wound them as they struggle
desperately to escape.
Ninety percent of angora wool comes from China, where
there are no penalties for the abuse
of animals on farms and no standards to regulate the treatment of the animals. When
you buy a sweater, hat, or other product that contains angora, the angora wool most likely originated in China, even if the finished product was assembled
How You Can Help Rabbits
Check the label of every sweater, pair of gloves, winter
hat, and accessory that you purchase, and if it says "angora" – put
it back on the shelf! Pledge below never to wear angora wool.
Pledge Never to Buy Angora Wool!
Full Pledge Text:
After learning about the cruel angora wool industry, I want to help rabbits. By signing my name, I pledge to buy only cruelty-free clothing and avoid angora!