As anyone who has visited my website will know I am very fond of sheep, one of the most gentle of animals on the planet. The shocking cruelty below sickens me, it is one of the many atrocities inflicted upon these defenceless animals, it is brutal and unnecessary and it has to stop. I say unnecessary but frankly there can never ever be any situation where any cruelty to any animal is necessary.
Please read on and take as many of the suggested actions as possible to bring an end to this horrifying inhumane treatment of sheep
Warning! Disturbing images of cruelty to these defenceless gentle animals
“Two years ago, PETA exposed Patagonia’s wool supplier for skinning sheep who were still alive. Once word got out, the brand stopped buying wool from that supplier and made a list of “stringent” standards for its new suppliers.
Yet once again PETA has exposed disturbing abuse connected to a Patagonia-approved wool producer.
Please read the following and send a message to tell retailer Patagonia to stop selling wool
Patagonia says its mission is to “cause no unnecessary harm,” so why is a wool supplier associated with whipping and mutilating pregnant sheep and forcing them to give birth in a freezing desert on its approved list?
PETA has exposed horrific cruelty at dozens of shearing operations around the world, and our most recent exposé of a Patagonia-approved wool supplier is further proof that any “rigorous” standards or “strong supplier partnerships” are meaningless.”
In April 2017, PETA observers went to Utah to visit a shearing operation associated with Red Pine Land & Livestock, LLC, which was listed on the company’s website as an approved supplier until the day it saw PETA’s expose. Here’s what that looked like:
Please continue reading and send a message to tell Patagonia to drop all wool immediately!
Please consider contacting Patagonia in the following ways:
Corporate Office and Headquarters – Contact by post, a letter is often very effective, e-mail or telephone
Patagonia Corporate Office Address
Patagonia International, Inc.
259 W Santa Clara Street
Ventura, California 93001
Phone Number: (805) 643-6074
Fax Number: (805) 648-8020
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Please also take action if you have not already done so concerning Chilean sheep farms:
More Proof the Wool Industry Is HEARTLESS – warning distressing images. How people can be so cruel is beyond my comprehension. Just heartbreaking.
“The cruelty documented on these Chilean sheep farms is not unique, and similar abuses have been documented in the United States, Argentina, and Australia—the world’s largest wool exporter. Please, don’t forget the gentle sheep who suffer in the wool industry all around the world, and choose clothing that doesn’t contain wool. It’s easy to check the label, and if it says “Italian wool”—or any kind of wool—just leave it on the shelf.
Sign our petition urging Chilean officials to prosecute workers who cut into the necks of fully conscious sheep—without doing anything to minimize their pain—in apparent violation of Chile’s animal protection law.
https://campaigns.peta2.com/chile-wool-industry/#pledge The link takes you straight to the petition There is more information at the beginning of the petition however the images included are extremely distressing.
Even in the most ideal situation sheep suffer from exploitation when they are farmed for their wool. The most effective way to bring an end to this aspect of cruelty to sheep is to stop buying wool.
Sheep are sentient beings. Like us they are mammals and like us they feel pain and suffer fear.
In the articles below you can read about sentience in sheep and about the exploitation of these gentle animals.
Factory Farming: Sheep http://www.think-differently-about-sheep.com/Animal-Rights-Sheep.htm
Please take action, send the PETA messages to retailer Patagonia and to Chilean officials and share widely and take as many of the other suggested actions as you can. There is a template message, edit with your own words if possible but if for some reason you cannot do this send it as it is.
If you do not have a lot of time at least please send the PETA messages.
Please stop eating meat and wearing wool the most effective way to bring an end to cruelty to sheep.
Here is some light relief , enjoy a video showing lambs happy, well cared for and loved in a sanctuary
The following link has more information about the exploitation of sheep and more actions you can take to being an end to their suffering and exploitation.
Help stop sheep cruelty
Further information from PETA about the cruelty of shearing and the exploitation of sheep for their wool
What’s wrong with wearing wool?
“As with other industries where animals are raised for a profit, the interests of the animals used in the wool industry are rarely considered. “
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The following article shows that investigations by animal rights groups such as PETA are effective, however the best way to stop this cruelty is to STOP WEARING WOOL. Be aware that although this prosecution was successful many many similar cases of abuse go uninvestigated and unreported. As already mentioned even in ideal conditions of welfare sheep suffer, they suffer to provide you with a clothing material you now no longer need as synthetic materials are much better, more comfy, warmer and easier to care for. Sheep also suffer to provide you with a food you do not need. At the end of the day most sheep are brutally slaughtered and most of your wool comes from slaughtered sheep.
Animal cruelty case against sheep shearers has changed industry forever, peak body says