Companion Animal Toy Giant Kong’s Bans Fur After PETA Plea

Posted on by PETA Australia

Rabbit-fur cat toys will soon be a thing of the past in Australia, as PETA has secured a commitment from Kong’s – the largest animal toy wholesaler in the country – to stop using fur in the toys it manufactures!

Kong’s encompasses the Aqua One, Avi One, Pet One, Pond One, Reptile One, and Retail One brands, representing a huge portion of the companion animal toy market.

This move will save the lives of countless rabbits and other animals, who would otherwise be subjected to the horrors of the fur trade.


Fur Is Dead

While most people agree that wearing fur is cruel and completely out of style, fur factory farmers are still finding places to sell pelts and continue their shameful business – but not for much longer. We’re on a mission to shut down all fur farms.

Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages. Fur farmers use the cheapest and cruellest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, gassing, and poisoning.

The discovery of fur in Kong’s products came after a customer contacted us about unknowingly purchasing a toy made with rabbit fur. We then wrote to the company, which swiftly confirmed that it “will commit to all future production of these items to be manufactured using artificial furs only”.

Kong’s compassionate decision and rapid action represent a huge win for all animals. Using the savagely obtained fur of one animal to bring joy to another is an example of speciesism, and it’s wonderful to see big brands such as Kong’s taking a stand on this crucial matter.

The next big brand we’re focusing on is ALEXANDRA Australia – a designer that continues to sell jackets, vests, shawls, and keyrings made from the skin of gentle foxes and rabbits.

Join us in sending a message to the company that it needs to take a stand against the fur trade immediately.