Wool's Dirty Little Secret

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Posted January 11, 2011 by Rachelle Owen

If you’re still on the fence about how cruel wearing wool or sheepskin is … I think I’m about to hand you your last straw.

The violence of the wool industry continues long after the animals are restrained, shaved, and sometimes mulesed. After the animals are used up or their wool production wanes (much like cows used in the dairy industry or chickens who are forced to lay eggs), the system of “live export” begins. Tens of thousands of sheep are crammed into huge, open-deck ships, packed together so tightly that many are often unable to reach food and water and starve to death before they make it to the Middle East—where they’re sent for slaughter.

A new investigation by Animals Australia documents the horrific fate of the survivors. Investigators filmed conscious animals who were thrown to the ground, trussed by all four legs, and slaughtered by having their throats cut open with dull knives.


More videos from Animals Australia

Don’t support violence? Don’t wear wool.

Stay loud!
-Rachel


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  • 1218 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animal abuse is everywhere- its nuts! I don’t understand how people can be so heartless. WHen I was young I loved Uggs…I knew it was wool but thought the animals were simple shaved and raised humanly. How naive I was…maybe it is like that in some areas but obviously shaving for wool is just the beginning. When will the abuse stop? Will it ever? :(

  • 1351 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is too much – how can they do this to an innocent little animal. I can´t belive it :(

  • Mah

    1352 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    no more wool from now on !

  • 1353 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m not going to buy this coat

  • 1597 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Horrific to watch, i couldn’t even watch to the end because i started to cry! These people have no hearts and no brains! I do not eat meat, wear fur, or wool! People think wool is fine, but it isn’t!

  • 1597 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Wool is itchy but faux fabric is always soft.

  • 1598 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    How can people be so heartless and drag those poor sheep around like their rag dolls and cut their throats while alive? Thats just horrible. :( Im glad I dont wear wool or any type of animal. nor eat any type of animal!

  • 1598 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is horrible to watch but we need to see this in order to learn and teach others.

  • 1598 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I do not buy wool

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