27 Sep '12, 2am

Wool Festival in NYC Will Celebrate Cruelty to Animals

To all of you who are saying shearing the sheep helps them to keep cool, perhaps, if they were not genetically manipulated to grow more wool and to not shed, they wouldn't need to be kept cool. Bringing these sheep into Manhattan is cruelty in and of itself. Just imagine all the noise and dirt of the city. Then they want to wrap the trees in wool? The bottom line is always the almighty dollar--or pound, as the case may be. These people don't give a damn about the animals. Perhaps, on a small, family-owned place, shearing the sheep would not be as horrendous a practice. But on factory farms, which you can bet the large places are, the shearers are paid by volume, so why would they worry about hurting the sheep they were shearing? To answer your questions, Robert P., if these sheep were in the wild, they would not have problems with their hooves, etc. If left to nature, the ...

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