Fifth PETA USA Video Exposé in 16 Months Shows Sheep Abused on Three Continents
For Immediate Release:
24 November 2015
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327 ext 222, [email protected]
FIFTH PETA USA VIDEO EXPOSÉ IN 16 MONTHS SHOWS SHEEP ABUSED ON THREE CONTINENTS
New Video Reveals Gruesome Mutilation of Sheep in Wool Industry
London – A new PETA video exposé reveals that workers on a massive sheep farm in Australia cut flesh off sheep’s backsides with shears and throw and kick the animals – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In the past 16 months, PETA or its affiliates have released five exposés recorded at 37 facilities on three continents, revealing that sheep are often mutilated, abused and skinned alive – even for “responsibly sourced” wool on so-called “sustainable” farms.
“We’ve seen that gentle sheep are punched in the face, slammed into the floor and barbarically killed for wool sweaters and scarves”, says PETA Associate Director Elisa Allen. “PETA is calling on kind people everywhere to make this a wool-free winter and wear vegan.”
Shearers are often paid by volume, not the hour, which encourages fast, violent work that can lead to gaping wounds on sheep’s bodies, which workers stitch closed – without giving the animals any painkillers.
PETA US – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – will also lead #WoolFreeWinter demonstrations in Los Angeles, New York City and other cities across the US on the country’s biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. “Bloody, sheared sheep” will drive home to shoppers the point that wool belongs on its original owner.
For more information about the cruelty of wool, please visit PETA.org.uk