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PETA’s Call for Alpaca Ban Prompts Textile Exchange Response

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) urged retailers to ban alpaca wool altogether, outlining ways it said Textile Exchange’s Responsible Alpaca Standard (RAS) fails to prevent animal suffering. A letter by Laura Shields, PETA’s corporate responsibility manager, claims that Textile Exchange’s RAS was created in response to the animal welfare group’s undercover investigation…

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