Hide That Sweater! Pink Goes Beyond The Fur And Boycotts Wool
Pretty soon, you’ll feel guilty about wearing any clothing at all. Pink has signed on with PETA to launch a global boycott of Australian wool. The rock star is hosting a four-minute video created by the animal-rights organization that shows viewers the torture merino sheep undergo–from lamb to adult. Pink is pissed. From the article,
“I am calling on consumers to check labels on sweaters before buying them, and if they’re merino wool or made in Australia, to leave them on the racks, ” Contactmusic quoted the outspoken singer, as saying.
Pinks feels that the thought of wearing wool after learning the brutality inflicted on the animals is painful for her.
â€œIf you’re like most people, you already refuse to wear fur because of the obvious cruelty involved, and, like me, you may even look for the stylish alternatives to leather, but what about wool,â€ she added.
â€œMost of us have never thought about it. Sadly, like any other industry that uses animals, the wool trade uses methods so sadistic that it makes you consider clearing your closet of any animal products,” she said.”
You can view Pink’s new wool boycott video here. I applaud PETA for pushing the wool away from our eyes on this one. After living in New Zealand for a couple years, I can honestly say that sheep are some of the stupidest animals I have ever met. However, this fact alone (and their contribution to society) does not mean they should be treated as something with no emotion. I’ve seen them cry for lost lambs and ‘play’ around the hills. If PETA and Pink can succeed in alleviating even a few of the issues here, it would be a step in the right direction.