PHOTOS: Protesters Take Sheep’s Side at Wool Week

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The wool industry isn’t good for animals. Numerous investigations showing how sheep are mutilated, cut, kicked, punched and slaughtered on wool farms around the world have made that painfully clear.

Today is the first day of Wool Week, the wool industry’s annual public relations push, and the organisers sought to gain publicity by bringing a flock of bewildered sheep to busy shopping street Savile Row in central London.

A trio of compassionate PETA supporters also turned up to make sure that the sheep’s perspective was represented.

PETA protest on Savile RoW Sheep suffer for wool

As winter approaches, it’s easy to find cosy clothes that were made without harming any animals. When you’re out shopping, please check the label before you buy – if it says “wool”, leave it on the shelf.

Learn more about how sheep suffer for wool:



  • Anonymous Coward commented on October 6, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Wherever agriculture is industrialized, animals suffer and plants become misused. In the end, it all ends up being unhealthy for people, even if we ignore the suffering of animals. But people are stupid, and won’t spend twice as much money on healthy food. PETA and other organizations can do whatever they want, things won’t change while we enjoy being stupid and fed and dressed cheaply even if unhealthy.

    OTOH, shearing sheep in spring is a must. If you don’t, they become so heavy they are no longer able to move, to graze and to drink water – and die. But of course, shearing doesn’t mean sheep must be kicked, bruised and harmed in any other way during shearing.

    harming sheep during shearing doesn’t happen in small farms, keeping herds less than 1000 sheep, simply because there’s no such time pressure to shear a huge amount of animals as there is in farms keeping hundreds of thousands of sheep. Plus, it’s typically the same people herding the sheep, milking them (sheep are rarely milked on industrial farms, but traditional farms do milk them) and defending them from predators. There’s a different relation there between the sheep herders and the sheep, one that doesn’t involve animal cruelty.

    • Anne bentley commented on October 24, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      Such cruelty needs addressing now

  • Laurence Deloubes commented on October 12, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Même la laine est un objet de cruauté envers les animaux. Continuons le combat contre cette barbarie. Boycottons les riches sociétés industrielles et leurs produits qui sont source de tant de souffrance envers ces animaux si doux.

  • Tia commented on October 19, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Well done PETA for looking after innocent beings who are just like us and have the same feelings, pain, etc as us, PETA gives those without a voice – a voice. Keep up the excellent work in stopping cruelty to animals in any shape or form and wish you all the success in the world with your excellent work. God Bless.


    • Anne bentley commented on October 24, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Well said

  • Anne Mitchell commented on November 8, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Leave wool on the sheep.

  • Anne Mitchell commented on November 8, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Stop the cruelty to these poor sheep

  • Anne Mitchell commented on November 8, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I can keep warm in winter without cruelty to these poor animals

  • DEBBIE COOKE commented on January 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    When I saw this horror on video of sheep supposedly being sheared it made me cry as it was so sickening. What is the matter with the human race? Why do we have to be so cruel to helpless animals? These monsters, called shearers, need a severe kick up the arse, how dare they stamp on throw kick punch and deliberately maim these poor animals, what the hell did those sheep do to them. They are sick cowards who probably get a high from being cruel not only to helpless animals, but women and children too. Hope they get punished for this vile cruelty. DON’T BUY WOOL.

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