Rabbit Advocacy Animal Matters
Undercover Video Shows Rabbits Screaming During Slaughter
The undercover investigations of rabbit fur farms in China and France—two countries from which Armani has bought rabbit fur—revealed pitiful living conditions for rabbits, who are confined to tiny wire cages before they are slaughtered.
In the video footage from the investigation, workers at the Chinese farm pull rabbits out of cages by their ears and shoot the screaming animals in the head with captive-bolt guns, often multiple times. Rabbits with slit throats can be seen twitching and shaking, with their eyes wide open, before they die.
Armani now sells fur, including rabbit-fur coats for babies and children. The new designs mean he has broken the promise he made just last year when he said, "I spoke with the people from PETA, and they showed me some materials that convinced me not to use fur."
Please contact Giorgio Armani and urge him to keep the promise that he made by permanently removing all fur from his collections.
Please also send polite comments to:
Giorgio Armani Corporation
Urge Donna Karan to Shed Fur!
Despite the fact that Donna Karan has promised to stop using fur in her designs in the past, PETA has learned that she continues to use and sell fur. Please join us in urging Karan to discontinue the sale of all fur items and to institute a permanent fur-free policy. PETA has asked Karan to join other top designers and retailers—including her top competitors Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ann Taylor, and others—who have already adopted permanent fur-free policies.
Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages, where they are exposed to all weather conditions. They often go without clean water or veterinary care, and they are denied the opportunity to engage in natural behaviors like climbing, burrowing, and swimming. The intensive confinement causes many animals on fur farms to go insane.
Fur farmers use the cheapest killing methods available, including neck-breaking, suffocation, poisoning, and electrocution. Many animals are electrocuted by having rods inserted into their rectums and 240 volts of electricity sent through their bodies. The animals convulse, shake, and often cry out before suffering painful heart attacks. Crude killing methods aren't always effective, and sometimes animals "wake up" while they are being skinned.
Karan knows about the suffering that goes into every fur-trimmed coat, hat, and bag, yet she continues to use and promote real fur. Please contact Karan and let her know that you will not buy any of her designs until she makes the compassionate decision to go fur-free for good.
Take action http://features.peta.org/ChineseFurFarms/
Comment: The Rabbit Advocacy Group of BC condemns the use of any and all animal fur. We have participated in many anti-fur demonstrations, and have written countless letters to the fashion industry and retail outlets, such as Winners, that persist in selling this sort of merchandise. We have also educated the public about the tremendous suffering and cruelty endured by the victims of this abominable industry. If there were no buyers, there would be no business.
We all have the power to make a difference, each and every one of us. Whatever action you choose, help us in shutting down this vile trade. Some retail outlets in the Metro Vancouver area selling fur or fur-trimmed items are Mark's Work Warehouse, Sears, the Hudson's Bay Company, Pappas Furs, and Snowflake.
Update: While Donna Karan has agreed to stop using fur in her 2009 collection, and has "no plans" to use it in the future, the Armani fashion house continues to use fur on its garments and says that rabbit fur is a by-product of an animal that is used as a food staple. This is an outright lie. Rabbits bred for meat are generally butchered at about 10-12 weeks, when they still have their infant coats, while those murdered for the fur trade are generally slaughtered at about 6 months. Millions of rabbits are killed every year around the world, with up to 70 million alone in France slaughtered specifically for their fur. December, 2008 - Carmina Gooch
October 20, 2010 Fashion Week has just ended in New York City, and among several designers using fur in their collections was Donna Karan. Boycott, write, take action - let these purveyors of evil know you won’t tolerate cruelty. Fur belongs on animals, not people. Stand in solidarity with our animal friends and be the voice of change.
Comment: Donna Karan is still using fur in her designs, despite a 2008 promise to discontinue its use. All fashion designers need to stop using fur in their products. End Fashion Cruelty
Do not buy any item made from rabbit fur or angora wool
A Prayer from Mopsy
Read more: Taking action - horrors of the fur industry