Angora wool is pricy. We all know that. But do you know exactly why? Here I will show you the truth behind the angora wool industry.
“Only when we have become nonviolent towards all lives, we will have learned to live well with others.”
The real angora wool price
The real angora wool price is paid by innocent animals. Rabbits are gentle, socially complex, and intelligent animals with individual personalities, just like dogs and cats. In their natural habitat, rabbits live in very clean burrows and spend their time foraging for fresh, leafy food and interacting with members of their warren. In the rabbits’ farms, these poor animals are kept in dirty cages under very bad conditions.
Angora rabbits have their long and soft fur used in sweaters and accessories. Their from their sensitive skin as they scream in pain. This barbaric ordeal endured by the rabbits every three months, lead them into severe shock. After two to five years, those who have survived are hung upside down, their throats are slit, and their carcasses are sold.
Rabbits who have their fur cut or sheared also suffer: During the cutting process, their front and back legs are tightly tethered. The sharp cutting tools inevitably wound them as they struggle desperately to scape.
The angora wool price is high and 90 percent of angora wool comes from China. There, there are no penalties for abuse of animals on farms and no standards to regulate the treatment of the animals. When you buy a sweater, hat, or other product that contains angora, the angora wool most likely originated in China. That is even if the finished product was assembled elsewhere.
If you already avoid wearing other types of fur, you should also reconsider wearing leather and all kinds of animal wool. The conditions these animals live and the suffering they go through, do not justify the “pleasure” or “vain” in possessing such products.
If you stop buying, they will stop producing. The power to stop this cruelty to angora rabbits and this greed industry is in your hands. – IMA