An alarming video was released this week that appears to show workers ripping the fur out of live angora rabbits in Chinese factories that ship their products internationally, PETA says.
According to an industry report, 90 percent of the world's angora fur comes from China. Angora rabbits are particularly valuable, thanks to their long, soft wool, but may be tied up and plucked clean, and kept in poor conditions. When buying wool -- especially during the holiday season -- you should definitely skip the angora sweaters and opt for something else; cotton, synthetic down, or a wool alternative like Tencel, a fabric made from cellulose in wood pulp, are all great choices.
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