Petition: Angora Goats Are Being Abused for Fashion, But These Brands Still Use Mohair

Angora Goats Are Being Abused for Fashion, But These Brands Still Use Mohair

by: Care2 Team
target: PVH Corp.

53,647 SUPPORTERS – 55,000 GOAL

That mohair sweater might not feel so good if you know what it took to make it.

South Africa supplies 50 percent of the world’s mohair — the long, silky fibers produced by angora goats. This mohair is highly desired for its luster and sheen as well as the ability to both insulate from the cold winters and wick away moisture in the summers.

Recently, however, an undercover report has sheared bare the mohair industry for what it was. One full of animal abuse violations and needless cruelty.

The exposé revealed footage of workers “dragging goats by the horns and legs and lifting them off the floor by the tail, which could break their spines. Goat kids being shorn for the first time cried out in fear. Afterward, workers threw them across the floor.”

After news broke of the widespread goat abuse, some of the world’s top apparel companies have decided to stop using the fabric in their products. One of the biggest names to do so is Gap Inc.

Care2 wants other apparel giants to follow in their footsteps and take a stand against animal cruelty, inclding giants like PVH Corp. — the parent company of American classics like Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. In the past, both brands have taken a stand against using fur in their products and now that the word is out that the mohair industry is just as cruel, we think it’s time they cut the fabric from their lines as well.

Please join us in standing up for animal rights and ask PVH Corp. to require its brands to do the same. Sign the petition and ask PVH Corp. to stop using mohair in their brands.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/362/072/820/

 

ARMED FORCES DAY

Pacific Paratrooper

19 MAY, 2018, BEING ANOTHER PART OF MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH, IS CALLED ARMED FORCES DAY.

THE FIRST ARMED FORCES DAY WAS CELEBRATED 29 MAY 1950 (one month before the start of the Korean War).  ARMED FORCES WEEK BEGINS ON THE 2ND SATURDAY OF MAY AND ENDS THRU THE 3RD SATURDAY.  Due to their unique schedules, the NATIONAL GUARD & THE RESERVE units may celebrate this at any time during the month.

PRESIDENT DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER, 1953 –  “Today let us, as Americans, honor the American fighting man.  For it is he or she – the soldier, the sailor, the Airman, the Marine – who has fought to preserve freedom.”

 

If you do NOT normally fly your flag everyday, make this day one that you do!  Even a small one sitting in your window shows your heartfelt feelings toward our troops.

If you are not from the U.S., tell us…

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