The exciting news right now is that Norway are Banning Fur Farming!
Norway has 300 fur farms, which breed and kill approximately 700,000 minks and 110,000 foxes every year, so this is a significant progress for the rights of animals not to be exploited abused and killed simply for fashion or to produce garments which are no longer necessary in modern times when there are so many synthetic cruelty free alternatives.
We need also to turn our attention to the plight of sheep, who for many people seem less obvious victims of abuse concerning their exploitation for wool, yet another product that is not necessary and like fur involves horrific abuse.
Please take action and help prevent animal cruelty in the wool industry as sheep are abused and killed for their wool.
Please help to save defencess sheep from this shocking brutality by sending a message to Urge Express and Forever 21 to drop wool in favour of animal-friendly materials.
Learn More – other action to take further down.
Warning the video is extremely disturbing.
PETA’s SEVENTH Wool Exposé: Sheep Still Hit, Kicked, Cut, Thrown
“A disturbing new PETA video exposé of the Australian wool industry—the world’s top wool exporter—reveals that extreme cruelty to sheep continues unabated. Exposés in dozens of shearing sheds on three continents show workers punch, kick, cut up, stomp on, mutilate, and throw sheep down chutes like garbage bags.
This latest exposé shows more of the same—sheep shearers in Australia violently punched these gentle animals in the face and beat and jabbed them in the head with sharp metal shears. The attacks often left the petrified sheep bleeding from the eyes, nose, and mouth.
After PETA exposed rampant extreme cruelty to sheep across Australia in 2014, the video evidence resulted in landmark cruelty convictions against shearers, and the wool industry assured the public that such abuse would no longer be tolerated. But as this exposé shows, absolutely nothing has changed for sheep, and the cruelty is as severe as ever.”
Please continue reading and send a message to Urge Express and Forever 21 to drop wool in favour of animal-friendly materials. Click the Take Action button to send the message which you can edit using your own words if you can do so, if not please send it as it is.
Please take more action for sheep by signing the following petition – click the Take Action button
Italian Wool Exposed: Sheep Kicked, Cut, and Killed
You can also help sheep by refusing to buy wool.
Leave wool and other clothing derived from animals such as mohair and fur out of your wardrobe. There are humane modern fabrics such as cotton, rayon, acrylic, hemp and nylon. Modern synthetic fibres are more versatile, warmer, easy to care for and most importantly humane.
I have a fondness for timid gentle sheep whom I often see grazing in the countryside close to where I live, out in all weathers often suffering injuries, neglected, open to the elements, predators and all manner of hazards. Sheep suffer like all farm animals for products we do not need, namely meat and wool.
Please help sheep by changing to a vegan lifestyle and keep wool out of your wardrobe and meat off your plate.
Read more about the brutality of the wool industry.
The Wool Industry
“Sheep are gentle individuals who, like all animals, feel pain, fear, and loneliness. But because there’s a market for their fleece and skins, they’re treated as nothing more than wool-producing machines.
If they were left alone and not genetically manipulated, sheep would grow just enough wool to protect themselves from temperature extremes. The fleece provides them with effective insulation against both cold and heat.”
Though the next article was written back in 2014 the brutality continues, nothing has changed for sheep exploited by the wool industry.
A wool jumper is just as cruel as a mink coat
A Peta film shows workers who beat, kick, stamp on, throw, mutilate and even kill sheep as they shear them.
“The investigators saw shearers violently punch struggling sheep, and beat and jab them in the face with sharp shears, leaving the gentle animals bleeding from their eyes, nose and mouth. One shearer repeatedly twisted and bent a sheep’s neck, finally breaking it.”
“Most shearers are paid by volume, not by the hour, which means that they have an incentive to work as quickly as they can, with little regard for the sheep’s welfare. Investigators recorded shearers who processed up to 27 sheep per hour and up to 35 lambs. Such fast and often violent work can lead to severe cuts on sheep’s abdomens, hindquarters and limbs – even on sheep’s penises. Large swaths of skin were also cut or ripped off the bodies of many sheep by the shearers.
“…injured sheep were shot dead in full view of their companions, and one was even butchered and left in full view of other terrified sheep.”
Read the complete article includes video