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Emily Deschanel, a vegan since age 15, is raising her two-year-old son to be 99 percent veganEmily Deschanel, a vegan since age 15, is raising her two-year-old son to be 99 percent vegan

Emily Deschanel: Don’t Buy Wool this Fall

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Emily Deschanel wants you to know the truth behind wool before you start working on your fall wardrobe.

The vegan actress took to Twitter to share the link to a PETA investigation on wool shearers.

“Thinking about buying that wool sweater for fall? think again and watch this http://peta.vg/1got,” wrote the ‘Bones’ star on Thursday to over 400,000 followers.

PETA’s investigation shows hard-to-watch undercover footage of what really goes on when a sheep is sheared for her wool — and it’s nothing like that sweet idea of a farmer carefully shaving the animal while it stands quietly and grateful for its new haircut. Over 70 shearers stomped on the animals’ necks and heads to pin them down while shearing them. Punching them and poking them in the eyes were other brutal techniques used.

The investigation also showed that in the industry it is common practice to deny the animals of food and water so they’re weak and can’t react to the brutality.

“Imagine if someone attacked you after … you’d been starved for 24 hours—you wouldn’t have much of a fight,” explained one of the shearers.

Deschanel, who is a proud wearer of vegan and cruelty-free clothes, tweeted about the horrors of wool last year and reinforced the idea again this year.

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