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  • Jul
  • 30

Sexism: Another Reason Not to Wear Wool

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Warning: This piece contains strong language.

By now, you’ve probably heard about PETA’s international exposĂ© of the wool industry in Australia and the U.S. that documented how workers violently punched scared sheep in the face, stomped and stood on their heads and necks, and beat and jabbed them in the face with electric clippers and a hammer. Some sheep even …

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  • Jan
  • 30

Nonviolence Extends to All Species

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Just mentioning the word “nonviolence” brings to mind two hallowed peace patriots: Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. There is some debate on whether nonviolence is the opposite of war, but in a world where animals are subjected to reprehensible degrees of violence every moment, almost exclusively at our hand, war is only the tip of the …

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  • Nov
  • 12

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine (Sheep!)

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Cruelty-Free Crafting A Stitch in Time Saves Nine Sheep

What do you get when you cross a love for animals with a love for knitting? Cruelty-free crafting, of course! By cruelty-free, I mean using other great materials besides wool.

It’s not something you want to think about when you sit down to work on your latest knitting project, but unfortunately, sheep raised for wool are subjected …

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  • Feb
  • 1

What’s Wrong With Wool?

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What's Wrong With Wool?

As a vegan, one of the questions that I get a lot from perplexed people concerns wool. Many people have an idyllic image of happy sheep roaming green hills, but as with any industry that profits from animals, money always comes before the animals’ well-being. Below are some of the most shocking facts about the wool industry:

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  • Jul
  • 16

World’s Largest Australian Wool Buyer Pushes for an End to Mulesing Mutilation

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This post, written by Jeff Mackey, originally appeared on The PETA Files.

The pressure is on for the Australian wool industry! Jiangsu Sunshine Group, a $1.8 billion Chinese textile company, is the world’s largest buyer of Australian wool-and it’s calling on the Aussie wool industry put an end to mulesing .

The mulesing mutilation is the practice of slicing chunks of flesh from around sheep’s tails-without …

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