// PETA demands Farfetch clarifies its no-fur policy regarding angora
// PETA hopes its exposé on Chinese rabbit farms will further its cause
PETA has placed pressure on Farfetch to ban angora items on its site at its AGM earlier this week.
The animal rights organisation became a Farfetch shareholder in September 2018 following its IPO on the New York stock market.
Five months after the IPO, the luxury fashion online marketplace said that “products made entirely from furs or made with fur trims” would be banned by the end of this year.
However, PETA argued that Farfetch is refusing to confirm if the ban included angora.
“Given that Farfetch is well aware that rabbits used for angora endure a lifetime of claustrophobic confinement, their fur is ripped out every three months as they scream in pain or is cut or shorn while they’re suspended from the ceiling,” PETA said on their website .
“Will the online fashion platform follow in the footsteps of over 340 designers and retailers, such as Gucci, Burberry, and Selfridges, that have already banned the cruelly obtained material?”
PETA’s exposé of angora rabbit farms in China revealed that the animals are stretched across a board or hung from the ceiling while workers rip their hair out with sharps tools as they try to escape.