Retail giant Zara announced on Wednesday that it will join several others in boycotting angora fur after a disturbing investigation by PETA revealed workers in China allegedly ripping the fur off of rabbits. Inditex, which owns Zara, released a statement saying it will stop placing orders for Angora fur until it can be verified that its farms are in compliance with company requirements.
The move comes after a petition calling for the boycott received nearly 300,000 signatures. Gap, however, has held out, despite a similar petition and an attack by PETA. The company's Facebook page is inundated with comments from angry activists demanding they stop using angora. Other retailers like H&M, Next, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger have already announced boycotts in the wake of PETA's shocking expose, which alleged that 90 percent of angora products come from farms like these