Emily Deschanel: Don’t Buy Wool this Fall
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.
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.
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