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.
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:
2. Fourever Funky
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
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.