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  • Dec
  • 9

Why I’ll Have a Wool-Free Winter

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‘Tis the season for cozy fires, warm cocoa and playing in the snow. One thing that’s never in season, though, is wool. I used to love wool—I mean, really love it. As soon as the temperature dipped, out came my wool skirts and scarves, mittens and sweaters. It made my eyes water and my skin […]


  • Mar
  • 8

Cold? Reach for Wool-Free Warmth

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In the northern part of the country, where winters start in November and don’t seem to end until March, it can become unbearably cold. Think layers of shirts and sweaters as well as thermals under your jeans just to run an errand. It’s no surprise that many people turn to warmer materials to stay bundled […]


  • Dec
  • 18

Looks Like Someone Wants Her Coat Back

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A new billboard promoting PETA’s Wool-Free Winter campaign is atop PETA’s Los Angeles office, the Bob Barker Building. Many people still don’t know that buying wool supports the torturing and killing of sheep. Sheep are punched in the face, slammed to the floor, and even killed by impatient shearers to obtain their wool. Make this a […]


  • Nov
  • 24

Sheep Kicked, Stomped, and Mutilated for Wool

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Everywhere eyewitnesses from PETA and its affiliates go, they see the same disturbing behavior. This time, a visit to a massive sheep farm in Australia revealed cruelty to sheep similar to that previously documented at farms and shearing sheds across Australia, the U.S., and Argentina.


  • 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 exposé 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • Nov
  • 12

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine (Sheep!)

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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 […]


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