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Comments On - Harvesting Angora Rabbit Fiber


After seeing a video on how angora is harvested in China I vowed not to wear it again and signed a petition to stop the abuse. I am delighted to see that Urban Farms practices humane treatments to their rabbits for harvesting their fur. I am hoping this is the common practice here in the United States of America and will continue to research it for my own knowledge. Afterall, I love wearing angora but not at the expense of an animals happiness.
Verena, Point Harbor, NC
Posted: 1/13/2014 1:41:23 PM
Came close to raising them! Till I found out city ordnance does not allow me to do so.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 10/25/2013 9:40:02 PM
Good to know
a, Houston, TX
Posted: 8/24/2012 10:40:12 AM
A friend of mine spins wools and cottons into yarns. Interesting stuff.
Carl, Livermore, CA
Posted: 1/26/2012 10:20:33 AM
HI
HOW DO I GET URBAN FARM JAN. AND FEB. ISSURE IN CANADA. HOW TO RAISED AND HARVESTED ANGORA RABBIT FIBER?IS THERE ANY ON LINE VIDEOS ON IT? EMAIL george_chamberlain2003@yahoo.com
THANKS
GEORGE, MISSISSUAGA, ON
Posted: 1/13/2011 2:49:30 PM
It is incomplete (missing German Angora as a breed!)information
And furthermore:
*- no one will be able to keep just a few rabbits and make a profit
*- the great amount oftime you will have to invest to keep them healty is not mentioned
*- clipping a rabbit like the lady does produces only B-quality or even less fibers (too short!)
*- no mentioning about the expertise that is needed to keep such complex animals
*- nor about the expertise that is needed to trasfer the clippel wool into useable portions, categorised and sorted.
Fru, Apeldoorn, DC
Posted: 12/30/2010 3:42:24 AM
I think it is drastically unfair to the Angora breeds to make a blanket statement as to their needs. While it is true SOME French wont need grooming more than once a week even for them each rabbit is different. To glaze over the work involved and yes, even the odor, is unfair to the breed. Yes they are easier to care for than sheep, but they still need attention. Please do your research, and even then you'll realize these furbabies are worth the time. Just please don't assume you'll make a ton of money off them with no work. Research, Research, believe me Raja (my french) agrees.
Mel, New Washington, IN
Posted: 12/22/2010 12:57:16 PM
I agree with Betty-- the upkeep of these rabbits require a significant investment in time and money. I keep my one angora rabbit indoors and he is a part of my family. I spend at least an hour a day caring for him and playing with him (they need exercise!). While I love my Buns, and I love to spin his fiber, I would not encourage people to consider adopting a rabbit in order to make profit (to breed or sell their fiber) because a lot of these rabbits unfortunately die because of improper care (wool block, overheating) or are left at shelters.
K, Boston, MA
Posted: 12/13/2010 7:44:48 AM
The price for selling angora fiber barely covers the cost of FEED, CAGING, WATER BOTTLES AND OTHER SUPPLIES!!! I know as I raise them. Also depending on the breed they can require a LOT more grooming than you say. The English Angora NEEDS to be groomed THREE times a week, while a German, French, Satin or Hybrid of those can be groomed only weekly.
Betty, Deming, NM
Posted: 12/12/2010 5:47:20 PM
So soft.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 12/1/2010 11:51:28 PM
I would like to see an article that goes over how much angora sells for
kristin, upper sandusky, OH
Posted: 11/16/2010 10:46:53 AM

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