Sheep are gentle individuals who, like all animals, feel pain, fear, and loneliness. But because there is a market for their fleece and skins, they are treated as nothing more than wool-producing machines.
If they were left alone and not genetically manipulated, sheep would grow just enough wool to protect themselves from temperature extremes. The fleece provides effective insulation against both cold and heat.
Shearers are usually paid by volume, not by the hour, which encourages fast work without regard for the welfare of the sheep.Within weeks of birth, lambs' ears are hole-punched, their tails are chopped off, and the males are castrated without anesthetics. Male lambs are castrated when they are between 2 and 8 weeks old, either by making an incision and cutting their testicles out or with a rubber ring used to cut off blood supply—one of the most painful methods of castration possible. Every year, hundreds of lambs die before the age of 8 weeks from exposure or starvation, and mature sheep die every year from disease, lack of shelter, and neglect.
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THE FOLLOWING IS AN UPDATE FROM PETA:
We're very happy to tell you that UNIQLO, the world's fifth-largest retailer, has assured us that the company has begun to phase out wool from farmers who practice "mulesing" mutilations. Activists and supporters like you made this happen! Thank you for helping to make this victory for sheep possible by participating in our urgent action alert.
UNIQLO now joins other compassionate retailers—including Gap Inc., Muji, Topshop, H&M, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Next—in taking action against mulesing.
This is indeed good news. Thanks for sharing RC!
Tell Companies to STOP Supporting Cruelty to Lambs!
Animals need your help! Please contact Men's Wearhouse and Jones Group immediately and ask both companies to stop selling cruel Australian wool. Despite knowing about the cruel mulesing mutilation of lambs used for wool in Australia, Men's Wearhouse and Jones Group are both supporting cruelty to animals by continuing to sell products made from Australian wool.
Millions of lambs are mutilated every year with gardening shears or clips in a crude and cruel attempt to reduce the risk of a maggot infestation called "flystrike." After the mutilation, the distressed lambs are often unable to stand for days, and when they are finally able to do so, they often move sideways (as crabs do) in order to abate the pain. Humane-and superior-methods of preventing flystrike are available and in use by some farmers.
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No More Lamb Torture in Australia!
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Stop Painful Mutilation of Lambs http://www.thepetitionsite.com/764/490/112/stop-painful-mutilation-of-lambs/
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Ask Julia Gillard to End Barbaric Mulesing Mutilations ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
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