Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Kimbra's Newest Video a Plea to Ditch Angora

Kimbra's Newest Video? a Plea to Ditch Angora Wool for Rabbits' Sake

Singer Makes 'Cameo' Appearance in PETA PSA With Shocking Eyewitness Footage Showing Workers Rip Fur Out of Rabbits' Skin While They Scream

Auckland – Kimbra has a message for her fans: ditch angora wool and shop cruelty-free. That's what the ARIA award–winning singer says in her new print adhttp://www.peta.org.au/wp-content/uploads/PETAKimbraAngoraAD300.jpeg for PETA, which shows her posing with a rabbit beside the words "Angora Looks Best on Bunnies". Kimbra also appears in a new PETA video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRg-mwc7z2I with exposé footage from angora-wool farms, which reveals that rabbits scream and writhe in pain as workers violently rip out their fur – a process the animals endure every few months for two to five years until they are killed and skinned.

Kimbra says there are no penalties for animal abuse on rabbit farms in China – the source of 90 per cent of the angora sold around the world. "Please think twice before buying that sweater", she says. "If the label says angora, remember these rabbits and leave the item on the rack."

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to wear" – notes that rabbits on angora-wool farms spend their lives confined to filthy, barren wire cages that harm their sensitive feet. They are denied bedding and the companionship of other rabbits, and workers tightly tether their legs before yanking their fur out. After this terrifying and painful ordeal, the rabbits often lie stunned and motionless.



"Angora production is barbaric", says PETA Australia Campaign Coordinator Claire Fryer. "PETA and Kimbra are calling on everyone to ditch angora and stick to cruelty-free fabrics."

Top Australian designers Wayne Cooper, Nicola Finetti, Alannah Hill, Aurelio Costarella and Collette Dinnigan have completely banned fur and angora wool from their lines.

Kimbra joins a growing list of celebrities – including The Veronicas, Ruby Rose, 360, Missy Higgins, Peter Siddle, Daniel Johns and Renee Somerfield – who have teamed up with PETA to speak out against cruelty to animals.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.au


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Terror in NZ: Mosques Attacked in Christchurch

• There have been two attacks at the Masjid Al Noor Mosque next to Hagley Park, and at the Linwood Masjid Mosque in the suburb of Linwood, Christchurch
• Police commissioner says 50 confirmed dead in Christchurch terrorist attacks. One man charged with murder appeared in court on Saturday, two more apprehended - working to understand their involvement
• PM Jacinda Ardern has described it as a "terrorist attack" by those holding extremist views. She says NZ's gun laws will change.
• The national security threat level has been increased from low to high.
• Commissioner Bush said there were explosive devices attached to one vehicle that were stopped by police and these have been made safe by Defence Force personnel.
More>>

For the Latest: Scoop Search - Christchurch

Parliament's Condolences: PM's Statement On Christchurch Mosques Terror Attack
Al salam Alaikum. Peace be upon you. And peace be upon all of us.
Mr Speaker the 15th of March will now forever be a day etched in our collective memories... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Why The Government Shouldn't Run The Christchurch Massacre Inquiry
At Cabinet yesterday, the promised changes to our gun laws cleared their first hurdle. According to PM Jacinda Ardern, Cabinet agreed collectively “in principle” on a set of proposals to change New Zealand’s gun laws... Yesterday, Ardern also announced an inquiry into the background to the mosque attacks and into the role played by the SIS, GCSB, Police, Customs, and Immigration. More>>

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On The School Climate Strike

Locally, the school strike has won a ton of support for bringing climate change to the fore. Yet the strikers don't want mere expressions of support. They want action. More>>

ALSO:

"Grabbed And Struck In The Face": Greens Co-Leader Attacked While Walking To Work

Green Party co-leader James Shaw was the victim of an unprovoked attack when he was walking to work in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

████████ ████ ███: Latest OIA Statistics Released

The latest statistics cover 110 agencies that collectively completed 18,106 official information requests between July and December 2018, a 16.4% increase on the 15,551 requests for the previous six months. More>>

ALSO:

'Hit And Run' Inquiry: New Legal Action Over Secrecy

The lawyer representing the Afghan villagers in the inquiry into Operation Burnham has launched legal proceedings calling for a judicial review in the investigation. More>>

ALSO:

From Hydro Plan To...: Mokihinui River Land To Join Kahurangi National Park

A total of 64,400 hectares of conservation land in the Mokihinui River catchment on the West Coast north of Westport, including 15 km of riverbed, is being added to Kahurangi National Park. “Adding this area, roughly half the size of Auckland City, to Kahurangi is the largest addition of land to an existing national park in New Zealand’s history,” Eugenie Sage said. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels