The Footage That Made This International Wool Supplier Cut Ties With a Farm It Had Trusted for Years

Posted by on October 5, 2015 | Permalink

Workers cut off part of lambs’ ears, put tight rings around their scrotums and cut off their tails – all without pain relief – on this Argentine farm.

PETA US just exposed extreme cruelty at another wool farm in Argentina, following its recent investigation of so-called “sustainable” farms in the Ovis 21 network.

This new footage is so bad that leading wool supply company Chargeurs said it would cut ties with the farm after watching it.

In addition to the painful mutilations inflicted on lambs, the investigator also documented that sheep were abused during shearing: shearers hit sheep with electric clippers, slammed them to the hard floor and kicked and stood on them. Fast, rough shearing left many sheep cut and bleeding. The animals were not given any painkillers before workers pushed needles through their skin to sew up gaping wounds.

The cruelty documented on this farm is not unique, and similar abuses have been documented at dozens of farms and shearing sheds across Australia and the US. Like all industries that treat animals as commodities, the wool trade routinely puts profit above sheep’s welfare.

Speak Out for Sheep

Don’t buy products made out of wool. There is simply no such thing as “humane” wool, and the best way to protect these gentle animals is to withhold your money from industries that hurt them.