Will Witney Wool Merchant’s House Become Sheep Empathy Museum?

Posted by on March 30, 2023 | Permalink

A house which was once home to the 19th century wool merchant Henry Salmon as well as the Early family, founders of Witney’s iconic wool blanket company, is for sale, so PETA sent a letter to Savills Oxford Summertown Estate Agents with the request to convert the space into a museum highlighting empathy for sheep suffering for wool.

More people are becoming aware that, like human beings, sheep feel joy, pain, and fear and deserve not to be treated as wool-producing machines whose lives end with the abattoir knife.

Our empathy museum would inspire people to view sheep as individuals and to steer clear of wool in favour of eco- and animal-friendly vegan clothing.

Suffering of Sheep – Past and Present

Our proposed museum would highlight, for example, that sheep are able to recognise other sheep and even humans from photographs and devise ways to overcome obstacles. Yet, as revealed in 15 exposés, PETA entities have documented cruelty to sheep at wool operations worldwide.

Even on deceptively named “sustainable” and glaringly irresponsible “responsible” farms, workers can be seen beating, stamping on, cutting open, and slitting the throats of sheep who are scared and struggling as they are shorn – and wool workers in the UK are no exception, as a Scottish shearer has pled guilty to charges of cruelty to animals.

Animal-Friendly Materials

Our idea doesn’t stop there – how about a museum gift shop that showcases natural, eco- and animal-friendly vegan wool products made from organic cotton, linen, Tencel, hemp, and other materials?

Sheep and Lambs Need You to Take Action

The suffering of animals in the wool industry will only end when people stop wearing their skin and fleece and only wear vegan materials. Please never wear wool – or any other material made from an animal – and urge Urban Outfitters to drop wool now: