- Danielle Wightman-Stone |
Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest brand to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group Peta.
The move came after the fashion e-tailer was given evidence by Peta Asia with regards the cruel and inhumane practices during the harvesting process at Chinese farms, which source 90 percent of the world’s angora fur.
Boohoo follows a host of retailers who have also pledged to ban angora from its products including most recently Lacoste and Monsoon Accessorize, as well as Asos, Forever 21 and H&M.
In a short statement, Boohoo said: “As a result of recent investigations by Peta [Asia], which have uncovered cruel and inhumane practices during the harvesting process, boohoo has committed to a ban on the use of angora in any of its products.”
Peta UK's Mimi Bekhechi, added: "By banning all angora products from its international websites, Boohoo has done the right thing for animals and consumers. Angora production is cruel, and Peta urges all remaining retailers to follow Boohoo's example and show that cruelty to animals has no place in their stores."