LAST chance for animals (LCA) and animal equality have called for several large fashion houses to stop the purchase of rabbit fur from the torturous fur farms in Catalonia, Spain.
Investigators, who based their reports on 70 fur farms around Spain discovered rabbits trapped in tiny cages, callous killings and mal treatment of unsuitable or injured animals and filthy hard unstable flooring.
The campaign mentions Burberry, Giorgio Armani and Luis Vuitton as clients of the farms, which the investigators claimed were “callously bashing sick rabbits to death.” Hidden cameras were set up and sent to the fashion houses as evidence, citing that, “crippled, diseased and severely wounded rabbits were left to suffer with no medical treatment”.
“Investigation after investigation of fur farms across the world all reveals the same thing – that animals suffer at the hands of a violent and bloody industry,” clarified Peta UK spokesperson Hannah Levitt Fashion United. “Fashion houses that use fur from rabbits or any animals are responsible for the confinement of gentle, social individuals and for depriving them of a life of doing anything that comes naturally to them, such as feeling the grass beneath their feet, foraging for food and raising a family.”
There is also confirmation of a tape recording of Francisco Cuberes Escola, the owner of a fur Distribution Company called Curticub. He says in the recording that “Burberry, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton were clients of one of the farms.”
The fashion houses and in particular Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior deny any involvement with these particular businesses, each making statements refuting their association with the horror farms.
The campaign site EndFashionCruelty.org, shows the true extent of the cruelty on video and there is a petition that can be signed on the same page which asks for the fashion houses to immediately stop the use of animal fur and use synthetic fur in its place.