Vegan Wool Hats and Gloves on Their Way to Dorset Homeless

For Immediate Release:

11 December 2018


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


Donation Follows PETA’s Request That Village of Wool Change Its Name to Vegan Wool

Dorset – Following PETA’s name-change request to the village of Wool – as a way to the highlight many vegan fabrics readily available today that don’t harm a single hair on an animal’s head or support the environmental damage caused by animal agriculture – the group has sent a delivery of vegan wool hats and gloves (made from recycled plastic bottles) to The Bus Shelter Dorset, a charity that provides local rough sleepers with refuge and respite.

The group also delivered fur coats – given to PETA by people who have had a change of heart about wearing the cruelly produced items – to the charity to help those in dire need stay warm this winter.

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“We hope the vegan knits and donated fur coats will help Dorset’s homeless community,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “With so many warm, cruelty-free fabrics available, only people truly struggling to survive have any excuse for wearing fur and other animal-derived materials.”

Video footage from recent PETA Asia wool industry investigations, available here and here, shows shearers punching sheep in the face, stamping and standing on their heads and necks, and beating and jabbing them in the face with electric clippers. Workers left large, bloody wounds on sheep’s bodies as a result of fast, rough shearing and stitched up gaping wounds with a needle and thread but no pain relief. One farmer was filmed dragging two injured sheep, who were unable to walk, into a shed, where he left them to suffer without care. They eventually died. Several others died during shearing from possible shock resulting from the rough handling – or what one farmer called a “heart attack”.

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