Fashion giant Uniqlo bans alpaca wool from all 2,200 stores

Yvonne O'Halloran

The Japan-based fashion retailer Uniqlo has just banned the sale of products containing alpaca wool in all of its 2,200 stores.

The ban comes after animal rights organisation PETA released footage from an undercover investigation earlier this year, exposing animal abuse at an alpaca farm in Mallkini, Peru.

The farm is owned by Mitchell Group, the largest privately owned producer of alpaca wool in the world.

In the shocking footage, PETA captured alpacas being slammed onto tables and tied to barbaric stretching devices. The torment caused many of the animals to scream, cry, and even vomit from the trauma. They also appear to be physically wounded, as they are thrown to the ground bleeding.

Some of the alpacas were pregnant, further adding to the tragic situation.

PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman has stated: “UNIQLO’s decision will go a long way in helping to prevent vulnerable alpacas from being abused and shorn bloody for their wool,”

“Kind consumers can do their part to reject this cruelty by opting for vegan clothing, which no animal had to suffer for.”

Article written by Martha Moody- United Kingdom

 

 

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