Please don't buy angora….

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That kind of stuff makes me so sad. I feel like everyday there is something new that I’m boycotting just because I can’t stand the idea of contributing to certain things. No angora for me!

Post # 4
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

my best friend just got a pet bunny who has the angora fur. i could never wear one of those sweaters. 

Post # 5
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@jag:  I know the Daily Mail is ridiculed by many people for being absolute hogwash, and I wouldn’t trust PETA as far as I could throw them. I don’t have the stats, but I have read that they kill way more animals than they save because death is better for animals than being domesticated….

Post # 6
2103 posts
Buzzing bee

@Cornmuffin09:  Yep especially if they’re not “cute” or “adoptable” then they just get euthanized. PETA goes for shock value, not for actual information

Post # 7
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@Cornmuffin09:  I did think this when I saw the links. I haven’t read them, but I know for a fact that the Daily Mail will make up information to make articles seem more exciting. And then won’t retract it even if they’re caught out. Which they were. By the police, when they were reporting on some arson attacks in my home town.

Post # 8
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Cornmuffin09:  “New records show PETA killed a staggering 89.4 percent of the adoptable pets in its care during 2012

Yeah. Their kill rate is horrifying.

Also, I own real fur(purchased from charity shops, not new/fur industry supporting). But BUNNY? I couldn’t wear a dead bunny coat!

Post # 13
998 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@jag:  I don’t particuarly believe everything i see with peta but i’m sure there was someone like the rspca filmed this kinda thing too.

This video was horrifying though I understand in china animals aren’t pets they don’t have the same views on them as we do and i don’t think they have animal welfare, i think someone needs to address that.

Depending on the type of angora rabbit they do need to be plucked or sheared or else their coat gets tangled and matted but there is a right way to do it.

When you pluck a bunny all you are doing is pulling out its first coat away from it’s second coat and it does not hurt the bunny.

If anyone does want to buy angora make sure you get it from a local mill where you can go see the bunnies.


Post # 14
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@jag:  I’m not saying there’s not a problem, but I wonder how much of it is accurate. I don’t know about PETA, but as I’ve said, the Daily Mail have form for fictionalising their articles in order to provoke extreme reactions. They make stuff up, and have been caught doing so many times.


I don’t own any angora anyway, and wasn’t planning to buy any.

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