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Don’t Be Sheepish—Speak Up for Animals

Written by PETA | March 16, 2012

Many of the rescue cases that PETA handles involve animals in immediate peril. But even when the risks aren’t so obvious, it’s still important to lend a hand when animals need any kind of help.

Here’s a case in point: When a kind lady saw these unfortunate sheep with heavy, matted coats near a Hayfork, California, hotel, she called PETA for help.

PETA’s caseworker persuaded the animals’ owner to shear them soon afterward. Since the sheep were otherwise in good health and reasonably well cared for, no charges were filed, but—thanks to one concerned person who spoke up—these animals’ lives have been made brighter and more comfortable.

Please always remember: Whenever you see animals in trouble, don’t look away—do something.

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  • Marie says:

    Sheep are usually sheared between March and May. In addition, there are breeds that grow exceptionally long wool. Looks like the only ‘accomplishment’ was getting the sheep sheared two weeks earlier than they would have been otherwise.

  • Irene Rojas says:

    Stop animal abuse

  • SUSANNA says:

    I STOPPED A FEW TIMES TO MAKE SURE THAT DOGS LEFT IN CARS WEREN’T THERE FOR LONG OR THE WINDOW WAS DOWN FOR THEM. ONCE I FOLLOWED A PUPPY TO SEE IF HE WAS HOMELESS BUT THANK GOD HE WENT HOME!LOL

  • lisa says:

    Its soo easy to turn the other cheek or not want to get involved animals dont have a voice we are their voice, ive intervened twice now and if had’nt of done something a cat would of suffered a slow death and also helped pay vets bill, sometimes people just need abit of help or guidence.

  • jwilly says:

    Um mind your own business. . .

  • Jessica Smith says:

    That’s a long wool breed (they look like Lincoln/Perendale/Coopworth crosses)…they’re bred to have wool that can grow a foot long in a year. Sometimes people shear them twice a year, others once. When wool mats, it’s called felt (like the craft fabric). THAT requires heat and friction–something that CAN’T happen on a sheep. Wool is a great insulator (against heat and cold) and likely the sheep weren’t suffering. Shearing season is from February to May, so they were probably going to get sheared soon, anyway.

  • cindy C says:

    So many terrrible things are done to animals. This is just so aweful. I know this is going to sound awful but how about what you do to an animal to hurt them the same is done to you as punishment. Oh but that would not be right

  • Jim Freedom says:

    I second the opinion of nolesfan, where is the outrage from PETA over the killing of eagles for religious rituals?

  • Sigrid Fellner says:

    Each animal should be treated with respect.

  • Cynthia Rayment says:

    Every voice counts….Please take a stand for the TRUTH

  • nolesfan says:

    Where is the outrage from this oranization on the killing of Bald Eagles for religious rituals?