Please read the following information from PETA and take the recommended actions
“PETA recently revealed cruelty to sheep at “sustainable” farms in the Ovis 21 network in Argentina and is now exposing another wool farm there. At this farm, workers cut off parts of gentle lambs’ ears, put tight rings around their scrotums, and cut off their tails—all without any pain relief. Shearers hit sheep with electric clippers, slammed them to the floor, and kicked and stood on them. Fast, rough shearing left many sheep cut and bleeding, and they weren’t given any painkillers before workers used a needle and thread to sew up their gaping wounds.
After receiving the footage, Chargeurs—a company that supplies wool to retailers around the world—cut ties with the farm, which it had trusted for years. The cruelty documented on this farm is not unique, and similar abuses have also been found at dozens of farms and shearing sheds across Australia and the U.S. There’s simply no such thing as “humane wool,” and that’s why rejecting wool is the best way to help protect lambs and sheep from abuse.
Please thank Chargeurs for cutting ties with this farm, and ask that it move completely away from buying and selling wool—as more and more consumers look for clothes that are not the product of cruelty, it’s a good time for it to make the switch to vegan wool.”
Take Action for sheep
Please click the following links to send messages to Chargeurs , Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, and Patagonia.
Do read the information if you can. Warning there are upsetting graphics and videos. If you wish to take the actions without seeing the graphics Click the Take Action Button which takes you directly to the message.
Please thank Chargeurs for cutting ties with this Argentinian farm, and also urge the company to move away completely from buying and selling wool. It’s time for the company to shift to sourcing vegan wool as more and more consumers look for clothes that are not the product of cruelty.
Ralph Lauren, J.Crew,
Please ask leading sellers of wool to drop it immediately in favor of animal-friendly materials. For Ralph Lauren, click the following link and use the form at the bottom of the webpage. For J.Crew, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org from your personal account.
Please thank Patagonia for dropping Ovis 21, but urge them to drop all wool in favor of animal-friendly materials because there is simply no such thing as humane wool.
There are template letters to help you, please personalise if you can but if for some reason this is not possible please send anyway.
More information about sheep
Sheep suffer from the abuse of farming worldwide:
Animal Rights: Factory Farming
Help Our Sheep:
Sheep are Sentient Creatures
Sheep are amazing creatures more intelligent than you may realise. They are sentient beings and feel pain and suffer as you or I your cat or your dog. There should be no place in any modern ethical society that allows the mistreatment and terrible cruelty that is handed out to sheep the world over day after day after suffering day.
Please send as many of the above messages as you can and please stop buying wool and change your diet to vegan to help not only the horrific exploitation of sheep but other helpless defenceless animals who suffer unimaginable cruelty very single day of their short lives.
Here is a lovely story that shows sheep to be sentient creatures capable of compassion, caring and forming bonds.
Jeffery Massom in this book The pig who Sang to the moon tells the story of Rammo, ” a macho two-year old Ramouillet ram” who formed a special and compassionate bond with Whisper, a cow who was born blind.
“Rams tend to be loners, and he was a pretty tough ram, so it seemed unusual that he would take up with a blind member of another species. But he did”
“He would graze next to her all day and guide her about the field, making certain she did not bump into the fence or posts…When she had a calf , Shout, sired by an Angus bull, Rammo behaved paternally toward the young animal, more so than even to his own offspring, several bouncy lambs. Whisper lived to be four years and than died in 1996 of a viral infection. Rammo mourned her a long time, standing by her dead body, calling and calling.
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