Sheep abuse UK: PETA Investigation, Take the Pledge to Not Wear Wool

A disturbing PETA Asia eyewitness investigation of the wool industry in the UK shows workers beating, stamping on, kicking, mutilating, and throwing around sheep.

Please read the following information from PETA ,watch the video and share widely. Warning video contains graphic content showing animal cruelty which some people will find upsetting. Frankly if you don’t, you don’t have a heart.

“Wool is cruelly derived, no matter where it comes from.

Abuse on Australian wool farms is well documented. Now, a disturbing PETA Asia eyewitness investigation of the UK wool industry shows workers beating, stamping on, kicking, mutilating, and throwing around sheep there, too.

In PETA Asia’s investigation, an eyewitness saw cruelty in every one of the 25 English shearing sheds visited. Workers stood on the necks of panicked sheep and violently punched these gentle animals in the face and beat and jabbed them in the head with clippers.

Gaping wounds were sewed up without pain relief.

A farmer dragged two sheep who were unable to walk into a shed and left them without veterinary care. They eventually died. Several more died of a condition that a farmer called a “heart attack” during shearing.

PETA has already exposed rampant cruelty in shearing sheds in Australia, the US, and South America. PETA Asia’s investigation shows that the cruelty is global.”

Sheep in the UK Beaten, Stamped on, Cut, and Killed for Wool

Warning this video is extremely disturbing.  I could not watch it more than a few seconds. If you view on You Tube you will need to sign in the prove your age.

Please share PETA Asia’s investigation with your friends and family and let everyone know how sheep suffer for wool.

https://www.peta.org.au/action/breaking-investigation-sheep-in-the-uk-beaten-stamped-on-cut-and-killed-for-wool/

Take Action

If you wear wool please sign the pledge at the end of the web page above to stop doing so. By wearing wool you are complicit, as of course this perpetuates this awful cruelty to these gentle animals. Sheep are highly intelligent creatures, they are sentient beings and they suffer from abuse and cruelty as you would yourself.

More information:

Violent attacks on sheep have been condemned by the wool industry but they’re part of a pattern of abuse

On 22 August, Channel 4 News aired undercover footage recorded by animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia. The undercover investigation captured violent assaults on sheep bred for the British wool industry.

Read More includes suggested actions:
https://www.thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2018/08/28/violent-attacks-on-sheep-have-been-condemned-by-the-wool-industry-but-theyre-part-of-a-pattern-of-abuse/

Read about the intelligence of sheep

It’s not very often that sheep are recognised for the intelligent creatures they are.

The following article from care two sets out ten fascinating facts about sheep which most people do not know and shows you just how intelligent they are.

https://www.care2.com/causes/10-things-most-people-dont-know-about-sheep.html

Read more about sentience in sheep:

Sentient Sheep:

http://www.think-differently-about-sheep.com/Sentient%20sheep.htm

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Take Action For Angora Rabbits

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.

THEY SCREAM IN PAIN

Every three months, angora rabbits are dragged out of tiny, filthy cages and their fur is violently ripped out as they scream in pain.

Please tell international retailer TJX—the parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, and others—to stop selling angora immediately.

https://support.peta.org/page/6485/action/1?utm_source=PETA::E-Mail&utm_medium=E-News&utm_campaign=0818::skn::PETA::E-Mail::Rabbits%20Scream%20As%20Fur%20Is%20Torn%20Out%20for%20TJ%20Maxx::::peta%20e-news&ea.url.id=114550

Grouse Shooting 2018

It is rapidly approaching that time of year again when the moors of Britain turn into a shooting alley, where the targets are living beings, namely red grouse. Yes on the so called Glorious 12th (12th August) once again these tiny helpless birds will be shot from the sky simply for the pleasure of people who can only be described as mentally unbalanced at best, psychotic at worst. I mean who the hell in their right mind gets a buzz from killing this tiny creature???????

Photo of a Red grouse

Red Grouse

By the end of the four months massacre about 500,000 birds will have been shot despite the fact that the majority of decent people would like to see an end to this barbarity. Last year Thousands marched in London protesting at the badger cull, calling for foxhunting to remain banned and calling for an end to grouse shooting. 

The majority of us would like to see an end to hunting shooting and all blood sport, yet it continues. Lets see if we can make a difference this year and every year until finally this hideous anachronism of a bygone age is gone for good.

Important:

This year the 12th falls on a Sunday, On Sundays it is illegal to hunt or shoot. The law about Sunday shooting is laid out in the Game Act of 1831.

Therefore if you are in the moors or anywhere in the countryside and see anyone or any group of people shooting report them to the police as they are breaking the law.

Reasons to ban grouse shooting

Its unethical

Basically, ethically speaking the wanton killing of defenseless birds for no reason other than the pleasure of a tiny minority, usually the very well off, is wrong – evil in my opinion. As is the killing of other animals to facilitate more grouse for live targets, animals such as raptors, foxes, stoats crows, badgers (because they eat grouse) and hares (because they carry ticks that affect grouse) –  even pets are killed caught in traps. Shooting and any blood sport is nothing more than animal cruelty pure and simple. IT HAS NO PLACE IN ANY MODERN SOCIETY.

Damage to the environment

Grouse moor burning causes widespread environmental changes

Grouse shooting requires intensive moorland management  that causes increased flood risk, higher water-treatment costs, greater carbon emissions, damage to moorland habitats and reduced insect life in the streams running off grouse moors.

Action you can take to end this barbarity

Firstly something everyone can do right now, sign petitions

Please add your name to the following petitions:

We can at least bring an end to shooting in some areas by petitioning landowners to ban it on their land

End grouse shooting on Yorkshire Water moors

Yorkshire Water is one of the largest landowners in the region, leasing out moorlands for grouse shooting at the cost of wildlife, habitat, leisure and the regional economy.

Read more, sign and please share:
https://www.change.org/p/richard-flint-ceo-end-grouse-shooting-on-yorkshire-water-moors

Ban the shooting of Pheasants, Partridges and Grouse for sport.

35 Million “game birds” are placed into the countryside annually for shooting, disrupting the environmental balance. Native wildlife is killed to increase the number of game birds available for shooting. Damage to the environment and suffering to native species and to the game birds is unacceptable.

Read more and sign and share this petition widely need lots more people to sign
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/225105

More information
https://www.facebook.com/events/185104235652390/

Information and action you can take from the League Against Cruel Sports:
https://www.league.org.uk/grouse-shooting

Write to your MP urging a change in the law to ban shooting and all blood sports.
https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/

Shooting is an anachronism of a bygone age. Grouse are sentient creatures, their lives are important to them as are the lives of all animals caught up in this barbarity, including raptors, foxes, stoats crows, badgers and hares and even pets killed in traps by game keepers so that there are more grouse to shoot. Thousands of Mountain hare (between 25,961 and as many as 37,681 in 2014) are systematically culled/ killed each year. Please sign the petition to end moutain hare killing included in the previous link. The fact that in the modern world we allow people to use birds as live targets shames us as a country. The fact that people can roam our countryside armed to the teeth and take the lives of some of the other inhabitants of our planet is frankly shocking as it is barbaric. The arguments raised above such as ethics and the environment are the main reasons why this should be stopped. Other considerations I might add are for walkers who trek British moorland: who is not disturbed by suddenly coming upon armed men and sadly women with dead birds and dozens of dogs! Also there is little said about sheep who graze in moorland such as the Yorkshire dales. I have seen sheep harassed and herded by hunting parties and even a hunting dog worrying sheep.

How can we ever have a peaceful world it we allow anyone to kill for pleasure the other species with whom we share this planet. I cannot understand the mentality of anyone who enjoys killing a helpless animal.

Here is another reason to ban grouse shooting

The Saddleworth fire could prove another reason to ban this disgusting ‘sport’, which turns the land into a monoculture

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/27/moors-grouse-shooting-saddleworth-fire-sport-land

Grouse shooting: half a million reasons why time’s up for this appalling ‘sport’

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/12/grouse-shooting-glorious-twelfth-times-up-for-inglorious-victorian-sport

Comment on the last paragraph of the above article: Shooting, hunting, deer stalking and fishing or whatever you want to call the killing of defenseless animals for sport is all barbaric and all need to be abolished in its entirety. IT IS TIME ALL BLOOD SPORTS WERE BANNED HERE IN THE UK AND WORLDWIDE.

Photo Credit:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phasianus_colchicus_2_tom_(Lukasz_Lukasik).jpg