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.
This is why I despise PETA. They lie like this all the fucking time.
Though I don’t particularly like Uggs, or really, the use leather in general for purposes of fashion/appearance over functionality (and even then I’d prefer to find alternatives). I’m pretty sure the main goal for slaughtering sheep is food and the leather is a byproduct. I thought it was common knowledge that shearing an animal doesn’t hurt it and that PETA is choc-full of bullshit, buuut apparently not.
…. You don’t kill sheep for yarn. A lot of people think so.
Also with knitters who say that they are ‘vegan knitters.’
I don’t understand it at all. Okay you don’t want to use animal fibers because you think it ‘hurts’ the animal?
As stated above, shearing sheep and other animals is good for them. If they build up too much of a coat, they can overheat, get flyblown, and other things. It isn’t cruel to shear an animal for their fiber.
Still some misinformation in here.
While shearing wool is good for the sheep, Ugg Boots are only lined with wool. The exteriors of the Ugg are made with sheepskin.
This definitely involves killing the sheep as most sheep generally don’t get along so well without skin. (Maybe your sheep are different? Please share your secrets)
Sheepskin is a by-product of the meat industry. The only sheepskin in circulation (besides indie tanners and budding sociopaths, i guess?) comes from sheep that were being slaughtered for meat.
Anyways. If you don’t want to eat mutton or lamb because you value the lives of sheep, probably don’t wear Uggs.
If you have little to no problem with the farming industry at large, you’re probably cool to wear Uggs.
I mean, if you don’t value arch support.
Peta’s not totally right but not totally wrong.
Tumblr’s not totally right but not totally wrong.
And so life continued on ad nauseum. (Except for the Ugg sheep, obviously)