Save Angora Rabbits from Painful Abuse

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Target: Glenn Murphy, CEO of GAP Inc.

Goal: Save angora rabbits from painful abuse by banning angora fur in all GAP clothing products

A recent undercover investigation of angora fur farms revealed that the rabbits’ fur is ripped from their skin, causing them to scream in pain and leaving them in shock—and unable to move, eat or drink—for hours. These gentle creatures endure this torture once every three months for up to five years, at which time they are hung upside down and have their throats slit.

In light of this horrendous abuse, several clothing companies and fashion designers have pledged to pull any merchandise containing angora and ban the use of angora in their future products. While this is welcomed progress in the fight for animal rights, one well-known retailer still has not pledged to ban the use of angora fur in its clothing.

GAP Inc.—the parent company of Athleta, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Piperlime—announced that it has suspended the sale of all products containing angora as it continues to investigate the treatment of rabbits imprisoned in Asian fur farms. However, suspension is not enough. Angora fur must be banned if we are to save these sweet, intelligent creatures from a life of imprisonment and torture, and prevent their untimely deaths.

By signing this petition you are urging GAP Inc. to ban the use of angora fur in its products and encouraging the use of cruelty-free materials in the company’s future merchandise. Please help prevent the imprisonment and torture of these defenseless animals.


Dear Mr. Murphy,

I was shocked to learn that GAP Inc. has not yet banned the use of angora fur in its merchandise after a recent undercover investigation revealed the cruel treatment and horrific living conditions of rabbits in fur farms.

While I commend your company for suspending the sale of products containing angora while it investigates further, it is crucial for GAP Inc. to ban angora fur completely and prevent the continued torture of these gentle animals. With the increased accessibility of cruelty-free fabrics, there is simply no way to justify this abuse.

I urge you to ban the use of angora fur in all of GAP Inc.’s future merchandise and strongly encourage you to seek out alternative cruelty-free materials. Please help bring an end to the unnecessary imprisonment, torture, and murder of these innocent creatures.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. China is the most repulsive country. Chinese along with some others are scum. Japanese enjoy animals suffering too. I used to respect this countries nowadays I despise every single chinese person I see.

  2. Petr Plachy says:

    Its 2014, but nor b.c.!!!!!

  3. Alice Cheang says:

    Written by PETA | July 7, 2015
    Retail giant Gap Inc. may soon find itself in trouble if the company continues to mislead shoppers by stating online that it is fur-free while continuing to sell fur through its brand INTERMIX. PETA’s attorneys sent a cease-and-desist letter this morning to Arthur Peck, CEO of San Francisco–based Gap Inc., demanding that the company stop deceiving its customers and engaging in false advertising—a violation of both state and federal laws—and drop fur immediately.

    This article was dated in July 2015. What is the latest updates, anyone?

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