Zara has joined the majority of high street stores, and agreed to halt the production of angora products.
Last week, the Spanish retailer came under growing pressure from animal rights group Peta, customers and the public, to stop using angora after disturbing footage emerged of rabbits being mistreated in Chinese angora farms.
On Friday, over 277,000 people had signed a petition urging Zara to stop using angora, which the store has now done. However, although Zara has pledged to stop using the soft rabbit fur for now, it has not agreed to do so in the future.
Of the over 30 stores that have responded to the Peta video, Asos, Cos and Calvin Klein have all agreed to take existing angora stock from their shelves and have pledged to keep it out of future collections. H&M, the store to lead the way in the angora boycott, Primark, and Whistles will also be angora-free in the future.
Meanwhile, Zara, Oasis and Warehouse have only committed to temporarily halting the production of angora products, while they source a supplier which is animal-friendly.
Zara’s parent company, Inditex Group, released a statement saying: 'Inditex will not place any further order with any supplier for products containing angora wool until each relevant facility has been inspected.'
By Olivia Marks
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