When PETA released its footage of what they deemed alpaca abuse at a large farm in Peru, the advocacy organization included in its statement that alpaca is rated as “the second most environmentally damaging material after silk.”
PETA is always an extreme example. (Apparently, they’ve never tried taking their nervous cat or dog to the vet. “In shocking footage, cat vomits in carrier on the way to the vet! Authorities call for investigation!”) But in this particular case, when it comes to alpaca’s sustainability rating, they're not wrong. Technically.