Blackburn Local, Social Media Star Shabaz Ali and Others React With Horror to PETA Wool Videos

Blackburn – In a new video for PETA, Blackburn local, reality star, and content creator Shabaz Ali, aka “Shabaz Says”; former Love Island cast members Kady McDermott and Abigail RawlingsThe Traitors winners Meryl Williams and Aaron EvansMarried at First Sight UK star Jenna Robinson; vegan content creator Nicole Whittle; and Loaded in Paradise star Amelia Bell react with tears and outrage to video footage from PETA exposés of the wool, mohair, cashmere, alpaca, and angora industries.

“To have watched people actually stand on them, to shear them until they’re bleeding, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look at the wool industry or anything the same ever again,” says Ali.

“I thought they just shaved the sheep,” says a tearful Williams in the video, while McDermott and Rawlings also start crying and Evans covers his face and proclaims, “I hate this so much!”

PETA entities have released dozens of videos revealing that workers hit, kick, and mutilate gentle sheep for their wool; leave vulnerable goats with bloody, gaping wounds at mohair and cashmere operations; tie down and mutilate pregnant, crying animals for alpaca wool; and subject screaming rabbits to violent plucking, during which they are tied up and held down and their soft hair is torn out by the fistful, for angora.

McDermott has a message for consumers: “Check the label,” and avoid purchasing all animal-derived clothing. Fortunately, many top retailers offer clothing made of natural eco- and animal-friendly vegan fabrics, including organic cotton, linen, Tencel, and hemp.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on FacebookTwitterTikTok, or Instagram.


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