H&M And Acne Stop Angora Production After Reports Of Animal Cruelty



angoraImage: Via H&M.
Yesterday may have been a bleak day for turkeys, but the news hasn't been all bad for the animal kingdom. Following reports of abuse against rabbits on Chinese angora farms, H&M and fellow Swedish brand Acne have stopped production of angora garments pending further investigation. (Don't worry, if you really want it, you can still get Lana Del Rey's pink angora sweater on eBay.)

A statement on H&M's site reads, "H&M will immediately stop the production of all angora products until we have secured that our strict Product Policy is being followed. H&M doesn’t accept that animals are treated badly, which is checked when audits are made. We only allow products made of angora rabbit hair from farms with good animal husbandry. Plucking is not acceptable in accordance with our product policy. We will now accelerate further inspections of our sub-suppliers to ensure compliance with our policy."

The retailer is also promising "concerned customers" full refunds on any "angora product bought at H&M." So if you're having second thoughts about your new winter sweater, you can always free yourself of the guilt at the nearest mall.

(Telegraph)