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PETA recently announced that Valentino, the luxury fashion designer, is committing to banning angora, starting with its 2022 winter collection.  According to Glamour Magazine, “Valentino, led by creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, has already banned the use of alpaca and pledged to go entirely fur-free from 2022.”

While factory farming and deforestation continue to plague animals, animal advocates have made progress towards stopping the heartbreaking cruelty on fur farms.  In the past several months alone, One Green Planet has proudly reported changes from companies and countries alike:

Sometimes fur bans and angora bans coincide, but sometimes angora—and other cruel products—can slip through the cracks.  This appears to be the case with FarFetch, which has gone fur free but is still marketing hundreds of angora items.  Angora farming is right up there with the cruelest possible ways to treat animals; after confining rabbits in tiny, filthy cages, farmers hold them down, twist them, and tear the fur clean from their bodies.  According to PETA, the rabbits “endure [this process] repeatedly for two to three years before they’re ultimately killed.”

If you can stomach it, you can watch the footage from PETA’s 2013 undercover investigation in this YouTube video.

Either way, you can add your name to this petition to make California fur-free, and you can check out this list of Cruelty-Free Fashion Brands.

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