Tell Ugg to stop the abuse of sheep for their boots.
- target: Ugg Boots
- signatures: 51,506
The company that sells Ugg boots makes more than $1 billion in profit every year – but to save money, they’re mutilating sheep and even skinning them while they’re still alive.
The most commonly raised sheep in Australia are merinos, which are bred to produce more wool than other sheep. These gentle animals are so neglected that flies lay eggs in the folds of their skin, and the hatched maggots eat the sheep alive. Instead of solving the problem humanely using fly traps and shearing, farmers restrain sheep and use gardening shears to carve out chunks of their flesh – without giving the sheep any pain relief.
These farmers choose to mutilate millions of sheep because it’s cheaper than caring for the animals humanely.
After they’re used for their wool, sheep are shipped to the Middle East for slaughter. They’re stored on ships for weeks, enduring filthy, hot, cramped conditions. During this time the sheep are in a constant state of panic. Tens of thousands die en route every year from injuries, inability to reach food, or illness from living in their own waste.
The sheep are shipped to the Middle East because there are less animal protections there. The sheep are not stunned prior to slaughter, and are still conscious as their legs are hacked off and butchers dismember and skin them.
The abuse that sheep suffer is horrible. Please sign my petition to demand that Ugg make their boots humanely.
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