"Great news! Huge clothing retailer, H&M, ceased production of all its angora products last week, in response to horrific video footage released by PETA that shows rabbits screaming in pain as their fur is torn off at angora farms in China, and to 77,000-strong SumOfUs petition.
Sadly, Zara is refusing to do the same — at the time of writing, there are still 60 angora items for sale on the Zara website.
Workers in China were secretly filmed by PETA, plucking angora rabbits of all their long, soft fur while they scream. Plucking a rabbit without causing harm takes up to two weeks of gently removing the loosened hair, but here it takes only a few, violent minutes. After this tortuous experience, which the rabbits endure every three months, many of them appeared to go into shock, lying motionless inside their tiny, filthy cages.
H&M has taken responsibility for this barbaric practice, Zara should too.
Tell Zara to stop production of its angora products immediately, and save the bunnies!”
I posted my bunny pic…bonbon, as a baby…early ‘90’s…he lived to be 12 years old and was mean as fuck. He kind of reminded us of the General from Watership Down…we found him in the middle of the street and I caught him in my baseball cap. He’d slap the food dish out of my hand if I fed the other rabbit, Kleenex, first…despite being completely blind. He once beat the crap out of my partner’s maternal unit’s ferret.
RIP, bonbon, you were a bad ass rabbit.