FALL IS IN THE AIR TORONTO.... WHEN YOU BUY WOOL PRODUCTS, PLEASE KNOW YOU ARE PAYING FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY.... Most shearers are paid by volume, not by hour, which means that they have to work as quickly as they can, with little regard for the sheeps welfare. Investigators recorded shearers who processed up to 27 sheep per hour and up to 35 #lambs . Such fast and often #violent work can lead to severe cuts on sheep's abdomens, hindquarters and limbs, even on their penises. .
The investigators never saw anyone reprimanded for abusive treatment of sheep or any veterinary care being given to the animals. Instead, injured #sheep were shot dead in full view of their companions, and one was even butchered and left in full view of other terrified sheep.
Undercover research has proven The Extreme #Cruelty of the #WoolIndustry . Undercover videos have shown workers beating, kicking, stomping on, throwing, mutilating and even killing sheep as they shear them.
The investigators reported #shearers violently punching struggling sheep & beating and jabbing them in the face with sharp shears, leaving the gentle animals bleeding from their eyes, nose and mouth. One shearer repeatedly twisted and bent a sheep's neck, finally breaking it.
Sheep are denied food & water the night before being shorn, in part to weaken them so that they would put up minimal resistance. As one explained, "Imagine if someone attacked you after you'd had a full meal, you'd have more fight in you; but if you'd been starved for 24 hours, you wouldn't have much of a fight".
When the animals panicked the shearers stamped or stood on their heads and necks. One shearer used a sheep as a mop to wipe urine off the floor.
In his first year as a 4H junior, my boy set a goal to receive one first place finish. ::
Well, he took that goal a blasted it out of the ballgame! ☄️
He won 🥇in his Yearling Ewe class with Minty and then 🥇again in his Ewe with Lambs at Foot class with Oreo (and her babies, Cookie & Cupcake).
Oreo went on to win Champion 4H Ewe with Lambs, and Grand Champion 4H Ewe AND Supreme Champion Sheep Female of the 2018 PWF! 🏆
And he isn’t even done yet. He still has Showmanship and Market classes for his 🐑 and 🐮.
He has set the bar high for his future 4H years.
I am SO PROUD of my boy and his accomplishments! 😊
Come out to the 80th annual @pwf_kamloops and watch these young people present their projects. ::