Uniqlo in line with PETA; Bans alpaca wool

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2020-07-15 13:23:41 – Japan

After Peta exposed the intense misconduct at the world’s largest private alpaca farm which is situated in Peru, Japanese fashion icon Uniqlo has vowed to follow the footsteps of the brand M&S in banning the use of alpaca wool from its collection.

PEAT agents reported how the workers abused the alpacas by slamming them onto tables and tying them to stretching devices that tore their legs from their sockets.

Tracy Reiman the executive vice president of PETA said that Uniqlo’s corporation would go a long way to prevent vulnerable alpaca from being abused and shorn bloody for the wool.

On viewing PETA’s graphic results of the torture carried out in the alpaca farms Marks and Spencers banned alpaca wool from its clothing collection last month.

The footage exposes how the animals were crying and vomiting in anguish as they were man-handled, roughly shorn and cruel stitched back after the extraction of wool.

Reiman urges consumers to play their part by opting for vegan clothing to ensure an end to animal cruelty.

“Animals are not ours to wear” is PETA’s motto and they continue to spread their views in the fashion and textile industry. The goal set by the organization is to bring an end to animal-based products in the apparel and accessories sector.

To ensure a seat at various company's annual meetings PETA owns minimal shares in brands such as Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Urban Outfitters and Guess. This allows PEAT to directly approach the company's supply chains through its campaign and stress on the idea of clamping down animal mistreatment.

PETA’s investigation reports have shown misconduct within farms holding coyotes, sheep, cows, geese, mink and alligators. They have also reported that these sites form a ground for breeding pathogens and new diseases. The organization hopes to influence more brands into cutting ties with animal-based products and engage in vegan trade.

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