Many people love the look and feel of angora wool. Most people however would be appalled to find out how their lovely angora sweaters, scarves, hats and gloves were made.
Most animals used in our society for human consumption – be that in the meat, fashion or entertainment industries – are neglected, ignored – treated as property. Often they are unnecessarily abused as well. They rarely, if ever, receive veterinary treatment when they need it. They often go without food and even without water.
And these are just the basics that all creatures need. Animals need enrichment and to socialize. Farm animals rarely are treated humanely even on so called ‘humane farms’.
Are you ready to see how angora rabbits are treated? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals recently did an investigation in the UK and here is what they found:
If this upsets you, you can do something! Stop buying angora wool! Stop buying any wool.
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No animal should be treated in this way. No animal should be left in a cage by itself. No animal’s injuries should ever be ignored.
Not every angora rabbit in this industry has it this bad, but they all suffer. Ask yourself is it worth it for a piece of clothing?
‘Mercy for Animals’, an animal welfare organization, recommended as a strong charity by ‘Animal Charity Evaluators’ for their methods in trying to help animals (http://www.animalcharityevaluators.org/recommendations/top-charities/mercy-for-animals/?gclid=COnZvZq_6L8CFQQSMwodXm4A8w), put together a very disturbing video that will make you all want to become vegan:
Loving, caring creatures like ourselves need to know what is happening to animals.
Not every animal on a farm or in a slaughterhouse goes through this but far too many do. And we support it every time we eat chicken at a restaurant, make a BLT, or buy eggs in the store.
We can live as vegans-many of us are proving that. We just don’t know how to if we haven’t tried.
It isn’t a special or a secret diet-it’s not elitist or expensive – it’s just no meat, no fish, and no animal products of any kind.
And, it’s not hard to do.
People will think it strange perhaps if you go vegan, but it’s far stranger to me for us to know that this goes on and ignore it, and worse-support it.
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