We must not let the mohair industry cause goats such suffering!
The labels on jumpers, hats, and other items made with mohair don’t mention the absolute terror of an angora goat kid violently shorn for the first time or reveal that workers plunge live goats into tanks of cleaning solution.
The mohair industry doesn’t think you’ll ever find out that shearers handle goats so roughly that the animals sustain cuts to their faces and necks – or that workers sometimes remove hair from the rotting corpses of dead goats. It assumes you’ll never discover that thousands of goats will succumb to exposure or predator attacks this year – or hear about the backyard slaughter operations where animals will be viciously butchered with dull knives.
All this suffering is woven into all those mohair jumpers and balls of yarn – and PETA is determined to end it.
PETA’s first-of-its-kind exposé of the South African mohair industry has pulled away the veil, informing millions of unsuspecting consumers about this cruelty. Nearly 300 brands have committed to banning mohair – and the list is still growing every day.
Now, some in the fashion industry are fearful that they’ll soon have to change their dirty habits – so they’re trying to downplay the evidence in PETA’s exposé. They want to keep profiting from the exploitation of gentle, vulnerable goats rather than using the animal-friendly materials that compassionate consumers demand.
We must fight back against these groups, and we need you with us. Will you make a donation right now to help PETA expose – and stop – the abuse of goats and other animals?
PETA and our international affiliates are a force to be reckoned with. We’ve persuaded major designers and retailers to go fur-free, called on large fashion shows to ditch leather and other animal-derived materials, and exposed the intense suffering of animals. And since clothing giants from H&M to Zara are banning mohair as a result of our exposé, the abusive mohair industry may be doomed.
But right now, our opponents are determined to continue their cruel business as usual, and we can’t let that happen! Please strengthen PETA’s vital work for goats and other animals by donating generously today.
Thank you for your compassion.
Ingrid E Newkirk