Major designer Dolce and Gabbana is selling fur products made from the skin of tortured animals, according to animal rights activists.
French animal rights group L214 has release photos from inside a farm that reportedly supplies the designer with 'Orylag' rabbit fur.
Orylag rabbits are a breed designed specially by humans for their soft dense fur.
Video footage obtained by activists
Photos from the farm show rows of filthy cages packed with hundreds of rabbits. The rabbits only have wire flooring to stand on, and do not have access to fresh air or daylight.
Speaking about L214's investigation, animal rights charity PETA said: "The rabbits know only darkness and pain inside their tiny, decrepit prisons, where they were left for months to suffer from sores, dehydration, malnutrition, and other injuries and ailments.
"One in four rabbits observed died before they were scheduled to be killed. Those who survived were sent to a slaughterhouse and hung by their paws, and then workers slit their throats and drained the blood from their struggling bodies as they moved down the conveyor line."
Maria is a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer. Her writing has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself.
Since you're here...
Plant Based News is a FREE service that receives millions of views each week on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, our weekly newsletter and this website. This takes a lot of our personal time, money and hard work. But we do it because we KNOW it makes a difference. If those following our reporting helped by contributing, we could do even more. Please consider supporting us so we can create further awareness about animal rights, environmentalism, ethical consumerism and the plant-based lifestyle. Not a false narrative - but information that empowers people to make better choices.