French Connection must have missed the memo: plucking angora rabbits of all their long, soft fur for mass-produced jumpers, scarves and hats causes untold suffering and trauma to the animals. That’s what we told clothing retailers like Asos, Zara, and Topshop when we made them halt production of angora products last year. French Connection also halted all production of angora products then, but it never committed to a ban — it has now started selling some items including angora in its A/W collection. Tell FCUK to stop its production of angora products immediately, and save the bunnies! The UK-based global retailer says it buys angora fur “only from approved suppliers” and tells customers who complain that it ensures angora rabbits are not mistreated. But we know the conditions that these rabbits really endure — workers in China were secretly filmed by PETA plucking angora rabbits while they scream. Plucking a rabbit without causing harm takes up to two weeks of gently removing the loosened hair, but here it takes only a few, violent minutes. After this torturous experience, which the rabbits endure every three months, many of them appeared to go into shock, lying motionless inside their tiny, filthy cages.