Nov 28, 2013
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H&M halts production of products containing angora

Nov 28, 2013

Swedish clothing retailer H&M has stopped the production of all angora products following an investigation led by animal rights campaigners into the abuse of rabbits at farms in China.

Rabbits at a farm in China | Source: AFP

“H&M will immediately stop the production of all angora products until we have secured that our strict product policy is being followed."

“We only allow products made of angora rabbit hair from farms with good animal husbandry. Plucking is not acceptable in accordance with our product policy,” the group said in a statement. “We will now accelerate further inspections of our sub-suppliers to ensure compliance with our policy.”

PETA last week released a video showing workers in China ripping the hair from rabbits as the animals scream in pain, shocking industry insiders and consumers alike. It stated that China was responsible for 90% of the world’s angora.

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