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December 14, 2018 - New York Daily News

That wool sweater is uglier than you think

That wool sweater is uglier than you think
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The Grinch-like wool industry steals from sheep in horrifying ways. 

PETA and its affiliates have released eleven exposés of 99 sheep operations on four continents, which reveal that the cruelty in them is routine and universal. Shearers punch sheep in the face, stomp and stand on their heads and necks, beat and jab them in the face with electric clippers and hurl them off platforms, among other abuse. They are usually paid by volume, not by the hour, which encourages hasty and careless work and leads to bloody wounds on the sheep that workers stitch up without any pain relief. Strips of skin — and even parts of their tails and ears—are cut off during shearing.

VA: Sheep in their natural state don’t need to be shorn. In the wild, they grow just enough wool to protect themselves from temperature extremes and then shed it naturally in the warmer months. It is the genetic manipulation and breeding of sheep that produces excessive amounts of wool.

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