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H&M and Zara ditch mohair wool after animal cruelty exposé

PETA published an expose of alleged animal cruelty at 12 goat farms in South Africa. The country produces more than half of the world's mohair.

CNN MONEY: ‘H&M (HMRZF), Gap (GPS), as well as the parent companies of Zara and Topshop, said they would stop using the material following a report from the animal rights group PETA. PETA published an expose of alleged animal cruelty at 12 goat farms in South Africa. The country produces more than half of the world’s mohair, according to its agriculture ministry. Video from PETA shows farm workers dragging animals, and handling them with excessive force. The group said some animals were injured because workers were shearing their wool too quickly. PETA said some goats died from injuries, or thirst…

Mohair wool is used to make sweaters, winter coats, suits and home furnishings. “For us it is of utmost importance that animals are treated well and we have therefore decided to permanently ban mohair,” H&M said in a statement. The company said the change would be made by 2020… Gap said Thursday its Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap, and Old Navy brands have committed to ban the use of mohair in their products from next year’. SOURCE…

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