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I was watching CSI las vegas and they said ANGORA was GOAT!!! this was on 1-20-07
Plucking Angora Rabbits
I have a pet French Angora Rabbit, and for him plucking is indeed painless- during molting the fur falls out all over the place in general, and the rabbit sits still through the process. I assume that if it hurt him he wouldn't sit calmly in my lap. It is just like humans running their fingers through their hair and having hairs come out.
Some breeds of Angoras do not naturally shed, namely the Giant and German angoras. For these plucking would be painful, and they are sheared. But when each time I touch the rabbit my hand comes away covered in fur, I can't see plucking hurting him. If you have sources proving otherwise, please share. Loggie 19:43, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
Evidence of plucking being cruel? See the video located at: https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5171#.UpK1oXWO7Aw.facebook — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 05:45, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
- Isn't that a giant angora? I agree that it shows that it is painful, but this is besides the point Loggie was making (which was about the French Angora) and explicitly excluded the German and giant angoras. Do we know how this is for the shedding angoras?PinkShinyRose (talk) 00:47, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Removing non-noteworthy "in popular culture" section
The article had contained an "In Popular Culture" section, wit the following text:
The director, writer, and actor Edward D. Wood, Jr. was known to have a fetish for angora wool sweaters, referenced in his film "Glen or Glenda?". Director Tim Burton, an admirer of Wood's work, referenced this preference in his 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which shows Willy Wonka (played by Johnny Depp, who had also played Wood in Burton's 1994 biopic Ed Wood) passing a room in which pink Angora sheep are being shorn, saying "I'd rather not talk about that one."