Would you ever approach a little lamb, slit his throat, peel off his skin, wrap it around your feet, and then proceed to carry out your daily routine, knowing that he suffered and died for your look? No, right? Because that would be fucked up.wool facts

Errrm … well, if you wear UGGs, that’s basically what you’re doing. In the wool industry, before sheep are slaughtered for their skin or flesh, they’re often forced to live miserably in cramped spaces. Lambs’ ears are hole-punched, their tails are chopped off, and the males are castrated—all without painkillers. UGGs are a product of cruelty and suffering.

Luckily, we can avoid all that nastiness by sticking with these seven cruelty-free brands instead:

1.     Airwalk

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Airwalk has created super-cute UGG look-alikes that don’t cause sheep pain and suffering! These boots are available at Payless ShoeSource.

2.     Fourever Funky

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Are you into animal prints but don’t want to cause animals harm? Fourever Funky has multiple animal-free styles with leopard and cheetah prints galore.

3.     MooShoes

For high-end cruelty-free boots and shoes, check out MooShoes. Not only does it have high-quality wool alternatives, it also has animal-free leather shoes.

4.    Dawgs

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Dawgs are a great alternative to cruel UGG boots. Choose from 9 or 13-inch microfiber boots or their more lightweight “Hounds” booties.

5.     PAWJ California

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PAWJ California 


These boots look identical to UGGs—the only thing missing is the cruelty! They’re made with high-quality synthetic suede and faux fur, or faux shearling so they’re 100 percent vegan.

6.     Reneeze


Check out Walmart or Amazon to order a pair of Reneeze’s adorable cruelty-free boots. They come in practically every color, so go crazy.

7.     Target

Yep, that’s right. Target has a ton of wool-free boots and shoes to keep your feet warm and trendy.

So what are you waiting for? Donate any UGGs that you bought before you knew how messed up they are, then spread the word about these cruelty-free alternatives!