Angora rabbits suffer immensely for the fashion industry. They are kept in small cages surrounded in filth. Workers forcibly hold them down to rip the fur from their bodies while they are severely distressed. Rabbits are prey animals and become frightened very easily and are prone to heart attacks in such stressful situations. They are sheared every 2-3 months for many years of their lives with “their feet tightly tethered, and they are suspended in the air or stretched across boards.” They produce less hair as they get older and are eventually sold to markets for their meat.
Warning: the video below from 2016 contains graphic, distressing content. Please use discretion.
The Independent explains: “In Angora farms the hairs are plucked from the rabbits rather than shaved in order to obtain longer fibers, which fetch a higher price. Shocking footage has emerged of the treatment of Angora rabbits, which are bred for their fur. The clip shows the animals apparently squealing in pain as they are pinned down by farmers who roughly pluck the rabbits before returning them to small cages.” It’s so painful that the rabbits scream in shock.
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