Plant Based News reports that in response to video footage shot by PETA Asia, Lacoste has agreed to stop using mohair.
PETA’s footage shows goats being dragged by the horns and legs, and being sheared so quickly, they are left with gaping wounds. Some are shown being killed – one animal has their head hacked off with a dull knife.
“PETA’s exposé has pulled back the curtain on the violent mohair industry, and Lacoste has made the commendable decision to implement a total ban on the material,” PETA Director, Elisa Allen, said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.
“In doing so, the company joins the ever-growing list of fashion brands that have realised that cruelty to animals is not in fashion.”
You can read more about Lacoste’s decision here.