The animal rights movement has been targeted the fur industry so this release is not a surprise. Most people have a natural affinity for small fuzzy animals, so focusing on rabbits is likely to get them a lot of support, While some big time celebs are anti fur, for the most part the fur buyers have ignored these claims. Knowing the lack of credibility these animal cruelty charges are in the livestock business, I am sure they are not much more reliable in the rabbit business.
Investigation Links Top US and International Fashion Brands with Animal Cruelty on Rabbit Farms
After a two-year undercover investigation of 70 rabbit farms in Spain, Last Chance for Animals (LCA) has evidence linking U.S. designers Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenberg, as well as international designers Burberry, Dior, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton, with cruelty to animals.
A joint effort of LCA and animal rights organization Animal Equality, this investigation into the fur industry turned up widespread abuse, such as:
- Farm workers callously bashing sick rabbits to death
- Crippled, diseased and severely wounded rabbits left to suffer with no medical treatment.
- Rabbits forced to live in small, crowded cages with hard metal bars for floors
- Rabbits clubbed in the head or smashed into the ground, then strung up and skinned for their fur
- Rabbits only allowed to live 2 years, whereas they naturally live up to 12 years