Sheep used for wool are CASTRATED without painkillers, tails CHOPPED off & throats slit, just for a pair of UGG Australia boots, a wool sweater, or jacket: http://peta2.me/uggtober
People still buy these ugly disgusting things. Even when I tell them about the animals that died for their ugly boots they don’t care.
I don’t agree with ugg boots but this is actually bullshit.
1. Lamb marking (cutting off tails) is done so that the sheep doesnt get flyblown when summer comes. Flyblown is where flies lay their eggs near the anus of a sheep, when they hatch maggots eat at the inside of the sheep colon, infesting it with bacteria which can eventually kill them, slowly and very painfully.
2. Shearing does not injure a sheep, I don’t know about other countries but I’m sure its the same as Australia when if you do not shear them, they DO eventually become flyblown.
3. You CANNOT use wool if it has been contaminated by BLOOD. It cannot be skirted out like poo and urine does by the roustabouts.
4. Once a sheep has had its ‘throat slit’ it cannot be sheared for the same reason as 3. It has no advantage for anyone by killing their livestock if they are in the wool industry.
I don’t care about your decision to hate ugg boots, you probably don’t give a flying shit about mine but DO NOT spread this bullshit information when the wool industry does not work that way.
Peta and their bullshit
You do not have to condone woollen clothing (if you’re vegan/simply disagree with animals being used by humans for clothing even if they are not harmed by the process) but for the love of god don’t resort to slinging misinformation around to get your point across, damn.
we used to take care of a herd of sheep on the farm when i was a kid and all of this is true i can’t tell you how many sheep i’ve seen being sheared like you don’t skin them to get the wool they’re still very much alive afterwards do not spread this ‘ruthless cruelty’ bullshit around please and thank you
If you honestly believe that sheep are killed in order to harvest their wool, you are literally too stupid to be given an audience
^ LOL. AMEN ^
Here in the UK, literally every farm I’ve ever visited/worked at, including my family’s farm, has always castrated/docked their lambs by elastration. It’s the application of a tiny, tight rubber band and it cuts off the blood supply to the tail and/or testicles. It’s like 30 minutes of discomfort. 30 minutes of discomfort or the agony and possible death caused by fly strike. Hmm. Geez I dunno.
I have seen advanced fly strike. Imagine pressing your hands into the wool on a live sheep and watching thousands of maggots rise to the surface. To put it lightly, it is not pretty.
And shearing, literally the worst case scenario is nipping the skin. Though there is always the risk of nipping the milk vein, which will need immediate treatment. That’s why farmers either take part in a shearing course and learn how to deal with it properly themselves, or hire in professional contract shearers.
Seriously though. Slitting their throats to harvest their wool? It’s like the “skinning alive” thing all over again. If your business is wool production, why would compromise it by ruining fleeces by drenching them in blood?
Though in the photo it looks like mulesing, at least I think so anyway. It always seemed a little questionable to me tbh (especially if it’s done without anesthesia or painkillers), but it isn’t practised here and I’m completely unfamiliar with it. Plus, we don’t have the hot weather Australia has. I mean shit, it can be bad enough over here sometimes. I imagine it can be a nightmare down under if precautions are not taken.