Asked by miniaturetanks
I know a lot about the wool Industry and allow me to correct some misinformation you have been given. I once thought that wool as Ok, I thought the same as you, it’s like getting a hair cut, but i’ve learnt through research and watching footage after footage of abuse on wool farms that it is like getting a hair cut IF you are breed to grow hair really fast (extremely fast) and then held down by your hair dresser and cut with a sharp razer or sheers as fast as possible because you are just a product to the hair dresser and they have a number to react every hour of the amount of people they need to shave. This razer cuts into your skin, ripping you open, you fight against to be free but can not move and your cries go unheard. you bleed, you scream and not a damn thing you can do about it. and then you are sent back, you or cage, not big enough to turn around. Where you get bored and start stressing you eat the cage bars out of frustration. ALL DAY EVERY DAY. Not a happy farm of grass grazing, that is the few and far in between, either way it is not YOUR HAIR? Who the hell as the right to YOUR hair? No one! Your body is your own and so is the body and wool of a sheep. They have been abuse and breed for GREED to make HUMANS money. They suffer just like you would. I hope you do NOT talk my world for it however, I beg you to please do the research yourself. Look up factory farming sheep and sheep bodies after being sheered. And please watch Earthlings, free at Earthlings.com
I hope this helps you.
Love, I work with sheep, and have done for years, and know lots of other people who do. If sheep get a little cut, which sometimes happens, then it’s disinfected and covered straight away. It’s so counter initiative to let the sheepies get infections or injuries, it’ll just cost us vet bills or loss of livestock. If you don’t shear your sheep they can get much worse infections or even overheat, so it really is a vital part of husbandry. I’m not saying all farms are responsible, but I am saying that the majority are. PETA and other propaganda pedlars will get a little bit of footage from one of the few bad farms and preach it to everyone as being absolute fact. Maybe you should actually visit a sheep farm and watch some shearing before you make up your mind. I have no problem with veganism, I can understand why someone might not want to wear or use animal products, but I do have a problem with you spinning out misinformation. Please don’t tell me I’m misinformed, I have spent years working on farms that have sheep, and had my own little darling Herdwick of my own (her name was Muriel, she was treated like royalty)
Hahahahaha.. and the rapist was kind enough to leave their victim alive after using and abusing them. You might do that after you are done with them but in the industry it is a NUMBERS game. I’ve seen the footage over and over again. You on your small farm whatever. Animal use is animal abuse. Earthlings.com
The thing is, you don’t work in the industry, you’ve literally just seen a few videos. I work in the industry, I know plenty of people who also do (and not just family farms and small holdings. Actual, proper industry farms) and I’ve seen that many other people in a similar position to me have written posts on your wall as well. Agriculture does not equal animal abuse. Domestic animals such as sheep have adapted to domestic life over thousands of years. Animal abuse in this instance would be to totally disregard husbandry through not shearing them. They would overhead, get infections and ultimately die.