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Anonymous
6 years ago

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.

Anonymous
6 years ago

PETA Looks to Australian Prime Minister to End Cruel Mulesing Practices ! PLEASE SIGN PETITION ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, AnimalCruelty, suffering, protection )
Cher - 56 minutes ago - news.change.org
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard arrived at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, and was greeted by two dozen PETA protestors. The animal activists showed up in the hopes that Gillard will end the cruel practice of mulesing in Australia.
6 years ago

Signed. Thank you

Anonymous
5 years ago

Lambs Slated for Auction Find Sanctuary Instead
Animals  (tags: Lambs saved )
Penelope - 9 hours ago - farmsanctuary.org
Recently, an establishment in Syracuse was asked to take on two unusual boarders, one of whom had been brought into town for a few weeks to appear in a university
5 years ago

Signed,thank you Maria.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Help Stop Factory Farming of Sheep ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, AnimalCruelty, suffering, protection, environment )
Cher - 5 hours ago - unleashed.org.au
As if live export and mulesing wasn't enough, thousands of sheep are also suffering in sheds in tiny individual pens in order to produce 'ultra-fine wool' for expensive fashion garments. But it's the sheep that are paying the highest price.
5 years ago

Interesting article. Thanks for sharing.

5 years ago

All noted and signed. Thank you Maria.

5 years ago

All noted & signed - thank you Maria! 

5 years ago

All petitions signed. Thank you Maria.

5 years ago

Noted and signed. Thank you Nyack.

SOME GOOD NEW ABOUT WOOL INDUSTRY
4 years ago

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.

4 years ago

This is indeed good news. Thanks for sharing RC! 

4 years ago

Tell Companies to STOP Supporting Cruelty to Lambs!

 


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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.

 

Anonymous
4 years ago

Signed. Thank you Monika.

4 years ago

Urge The Jones Group to Stop Selling Cruelly Obtained Australian Wool ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, suffering, protection, environment )
Cher- 6 hours ago - secure.peta.org

Despite knowing about the cruel mulesing mutilation of lambs used for wool in Australia, The Jones Group--which owns Anne Klein, Jones New York, Gloria Vanderbilt, and more--is turning a blind eye to cruelty to animals by continuing to sell products
4 years ago

done.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Signed. Thank you Monika.

4 years ago

thank you, dear monika. signed, noted on all.

4 years ago

Urge The Jones Group to Stop Selling Cruelly Obtained Australian Wool

 

Urge The Jones Group to Stop...

 

Send message!"Despite knowing about the cruel mulesing mutilation of lambs used for wool in Australia,...
start date: Sep. 25
4 years ago

Signed.

Thanks Monika

4 years ago

signed. thank you, dear monika.

4 years ago

signed. Thanks Monika.

4 years ago

write to Wesley Card, CEO of The Jones Group, and urge the company to source only wool from nonmulesed lambs.


4 years ago

done, monika dear. thank you.

4 years ago

Up to date! Thank you Monika!

4 years ago

all done. thank you, monika dear.

4 years ago

Signed.

4 years ago

Signed for sure. Thank you Monika!

4 years ago

of course, signed. thank you, monika dear.

4 years ago
Pledge to Save Booty ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, environment, protection, suffering )
Cher- 8 hours ago - secure.peta.org

Did you know that lambs in the Australian wool industry often have slices of skin on their booties cut off--sometimes with tools resembling gardening shears and often without any painkillers?! It's called mulesing and it sounds pretty gruesome, right?
4 years ago

i signed the pledge. thank you, monika.

4 years ago

Signed

4 years ago

Signed

Thanks Monika.

 

4 years ago

Noted and signed current Monika Thank-you Everyone TNX RC for the GREAT News 9/12

4 years ago

Thanks, all signed.

4 years ago

Okey doke working on this now

3 years ago

Ask Julia Gillard to End Barbaric Mulesing Mutilations ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, environment, protection, suffering )
Cher- 7 minutes ago - action.petaasiapacific.com

Please use the form below to send a message to Prime Minister Julia Gillard asking the government to take swift action to end mulesing. And remember: The best way to make sure that you are not supporting cruelty to lambs is by not wearing any wool.
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