Alicia Silverstone knows that sheep shearing is far from a simple haircut and that the wool industry’s bottom line overrides compassion. Watch her exclusive behind-the-scenes chat during a photo shoot with PETA.
Sheep are known for being docile, gentle animals, making their abuse even more unbearable to imagine. Just like cows and dogs in the cruel leather industry and rabbits in the angora industry, sheep raised for wool suffer greatly. The gentle animals are often beaten, kicked, and mutilated so that their wool can be made into sweaters, coats, scarves, gloves, and boots.
Compassion is always in fashion, and having a heart is easier than ever. With vegan clothing, shoes, handbags, and other accessories in high demand, major fashion houses and smaller retailers worldwide are jumping on board the skins-free trend, making vegan items easily accessible to consumers.
PETA’s mission statement is that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.