This here is a freshly sheared angora. "But I thought that you had to kill them and skin them to get there wool?". NO, NO, and NO. All you have to do is shave, cut or "pluck" there wool. "PLUCKING!!!!!! That's torture, No stop, your so cruel". It is not cruel animal torture to pluck if its done right. You have to wait till the right time when the top coat is loose and the bottom or new coat is coming in, this way when you pull on the coat it comes right with out ripping it out of the follicles because the old coat is not connected to the skin. It is actually helpful to the rabbit if you pluck it at the right time, otherwise if you let them groom it they will ingest all of the loose wool, get wool block and potentially die. Now when shaving and cutting with scissors you should leave at least a half inch of fur from the skin and leave the fur on the face, paws and tail untouched unless needed.