Please read the following and take as much action as you can.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA have exposed horrendous cruel treatment of lambs including skinning them alive! This barbarity must be stopped, there is no place for such abuse in any modern society, there never has been.
Warming disturbing images
Please click the link below to send a message
http://investigations.peta.org/ovis-lamb-slaughter-sheep-cruelty/ – There are more ideas for actions you can take further down including contact details for Patagonia and the wool supplier Ovis 21
I have included some of the information below for those of you who may not wish to view disturbing images. You can send the message included in the above link by clicking the Take Action button right at the top without the need to view the video or photographs.
Patagonia’s ‘Sustainable Wool’ Supplier Exposed: Lambs Skinned Alive, Throats Slit, Tails Cut Off
“A gut-churning PETA video exposé reveals that life is hell for lambs and other sheep exploited for so-called “responsibly sourced” wool on so-called “sustainable” farms. A witness found workers in Argentina hacking into fully conscious lambs, starting to skin some of them while they were still alive and kicking, and otherwise mutilating, abusing, and neglecting lambs and sheep on farms in the Ovis 21 network—Patagonia’s wool supplier.”
Workers picked up gentle lambs and—while they were fully conscious—tied their legs together, plunged knives into their throats, and sawed through their necks. Blood poured from the wounds as they kicked with their only free leg. Workers then snapped their heads backwards, apparently trying to break their necks.
Even after all that, some of the lambs still managed to cry out and gasp.
Minutes later, some lambs were still alive and kicking when a worker drove a knife into their legs to start skinning them. Eventually, they were hacked apart. Their organs were carved out of their bodies and their severed heads dumped into a bloody tub.
All this happened in full view of other lambs. They were just feet away and cried out in what must have been terror and severe distress. Older sheep—used for their wool, then no longer wanted—were lined up, tackled, and dragged away to be shipped to slaughter.
Please continue reading, includes a video, and send the message at the end of the webpage. You are warned that the content is upsetting in the extreme even reading about this brutality is disturbing, at least I found it so. I could not bring myself to watch the video.
Click the Take Action button to send the message, edit if you can in your own words for more impact, but either way please do send and share share share everywhere.
Patagonia Inc is an American outdoor clothing supplier, a company claiming that its wool is “responsibly sourced” and touting its commitment to sustainability and environmental values.
Read PETA’s response to Patagonia’s Reaction to Horrifying Investigation of Its “Sustainable Wool” Supplier
“PETA’s response to Patagonia’s reaction to horrifying investigation of its “sustainable wool” supplier:
We’re disappointed that Patagonia will apparently continue to source wool from farms that you now know and admit treat sheep in an extremely cruel manner. You cannot “take responsibility” by simply posting something that admits that sheep are being grossly abused on the farms that you subsidize through your purchases. That is damage control, not taking responsibility. You are, in effect, telling your customers to keep right on buying because you will work with Ovis 21 to make needed corrections and improvements. To keep on buying while animals are being treated abominably is completely unethical.”
Please consider contacting Patagonia and the wool supplier Ovis 21.
USA website and contact details
On the above page is the following contact details,
firstname.lastname@example.org – though meant for ordering please send an e-mail stating your objections to this horrific cruelty.
CORPORATE OFFICE –Patagonia
259 W Santa Clara st
Ventura, CA 93001
UK Website and Contact details
You are actually invited to rant and rave: “Got a question, comment, rant or rave?”
Do take up their invitation, but please do not be abusive. Includes a link to an e-mail form and telephone numbers – you can call free from 11 European countries.
Please write or phone :
Postal Address France:
Direct Sales Patagonia Europe
P.A.E. Les Glaisins
23, rue du Pré Faucon
Belgrano 1585, Trevelin (U9203ZAA)
This contact information was found at the bottom of this page:
All cruelty to animals is shocking, unnecessary and frankly an evil that no civilised society should tolerate. I like many people abhor any exploitation, abuse or any negative interference with the life of any animal. Sometimes though you simply cannot help but be particularly horrified and shocked by some types of abuse that turns your stomach and brings tears to your eyes. The above is one such case in point and that is the horrendous cruelty of skinning gentle helpless lambs alive!
You cannot believe it can you, how cruel people can be.
Though the case above is particularly abusive please do always keep the following in mind:
“No matter where wool comes from, whether it’s “responsibly sourced” or from a “sustainable” farm, it’s the needless product of a cruel business. There is simply no way to raise and kill animals for the mass market in a humane way. To protect sheep from this abuse, please, refuse to buy wool. It’s easy to check the label when you’re shopping. If it says “wool,” leave it on the shelf.”
Related Links concerning the cruelty and exploitation of sheep for wool and meat.
Cruelty of Australian Live Export
The reality of sheep farming:
The Hidden Lives of Sheep