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Old 05-23-2005, 03:42 PM   #1
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Save the Sheep?
I just got an email about PETA's website: www.savethesheep.com

I thought it was a joke at first. Is this stuff really true or is it glamorized? I'm currently knitting with Merino Wool, not sure from where but I definitely feel guilty now.

I do understand that some people go overboard with these issues so I'm wondering if anyone has any first hand knowledge on these practices. I have a friend who's dad owns a dairy farm and those cows are treated extremely well - never like some of the articles that claim horrible abuses.
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Old 05-23-2005, 03:52 PM   #2
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Mulesing as a practice does exist, so I choose not to buy australian-made wool. I always feel torn about PETA. I dont think its quite realistic to expect the world to stop using ALL animal products, PERIOD. Although I personally dont use products that have been tested on animals or that were obtained through excessive cruelty, I wish PETA would offer some alternative resources, other than "just dont use any animal products". I think it would lend some validity to their cause.
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I just checked and my yarn label has "Made in Peru". That makes me feel better but I guess I'll have to pay more attention when in the stores and ordering online. I absolutely love working with wool, I don't think I could go cold turkey!
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It's from PETA.
Need I say more?
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Originally Posted by KellyK
Mulesing as a practice does exist, so I choose not to buy australian-made wool. I always feel torn about PETA. I dont think its quite realistic to expect the world to stop using ALL animal products, PERIOD. Although I personally dont use products that have been tested on animals or that were obtained through excessive cruelty, I wish PETA would offer some alternative resources, other than "just dont use any animal products". I think it would lend some validity to their cause.
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It's from PETA.
Need I say more?
Ya know, PETA really underminds thier work by using degrading ads of women to get thier message across. I'm weary of anything they say.
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I can appreciate their intention, I mean alot of the issues (like this one with the sheep) should be brought to light.....I just think they go a bit overboard in the means they use to get their message out. Makes alot of people feel like you two do...
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There have got to be better ways of raising awareness WITHOUT force-feeding the facts (or opinions, for that matter) down people's throats.

Does PETA even consider that some people JUST DON'T CARE? I don't think that you can MAKE people care; I think people have to arrive at that state of mind on their own. :thinking:
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I agree Peta can really go overboard. I never read their articles because I have nightmares about them. I, however, use Peta's Caring Consumer all the time to determine what detergent, baby product, mascara, etc. to buy. They should do a wool one! I will e-mail them. Maybe others can do the same?
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Originally Posted by feministmama
Ya know, PETA really underminds thier work by using degrading ads of women to get thier message across. I'm weary of anything they say.
I completely agree!!

Originally Posted by KellyK
I can appreciate their intention, I mean alot of the issues (like this one with the sheep) should be brought to light.....I just think they go a bit overboard in the means they use to get their message out. Makes alot of people feel like you two do...
Again, i agree...

I have a big problem with people who are EXTREME animal activists. I find you can shut them down pretty quickly by asking if they would refuse to immunize their children, refuse surgery or a transplant, or refuse life-saving drugs since ALL of these came about through unfortunate but NECESSARY animal trials. I'm sure even Pamela Anderson (ick!! ) is being treated for her Hepatitis C through drug therapy!

That usually backs them into a corner they don't want to be in.

I really hate animal cruelty but extremism doesn't help curb it productively.

My $0.02.

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