Take a Stand Against UGG in These Cute Cruelty-Free Boots
UGG boots are made of shearling—yep, that’s skin with the fleece still attached, people! Every year, millions of sheep are castrated and parts of their tails are cut off—often without any painkillers—before they’re finally slaughtered for their skin, which is what UGG boots are made of. They endure all that cruelty just for a pair of boots.
It’s also considered “normal” in the Australian wool industry for approximately 3 million young lambs to die every spring.
Not only are wool and sheepskin items cruelly produced, they’re also bad for the environment. The Environmental Working Group found that sheep are the worst greenhouse-gas polluters—even worse than cows—which is why they’re often referred to as the “Humvees” of animals. Wool production also degrades land and pollutes the water supply.
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Every purchase of UGG boots and other wool products supports extreme animal abuse. If you want to keep your feet warm and snuggly without the cruelty, check out these comfy, stylish options instead:
Pamela Anderson’s line of vegan boots includes four styles and multiple colors. Get your compassionate hands on a pair through the Pammies Life website.
PAWJ is a 100 percent vegan shop with a great selection of ultra-cozy boots. This style comes in four colors.
These fuzzy vegan numbers are also available in black.
These cruelty-free, bejeweled boots from Moschino’s diffusion line couldn’t get any cuter.
The faux-fur upper on this pair is great for fending off the winter chill.
At such an affordable price, you should add these to your online shopping cart ASAP and never look back.
These vegan beauties by Airwalk are also available in brown with white trim.
Featuring a thick cruelty-free fleece lining and water-resistant outer material, these boots are prepared for whatever winter may dish out.
In the mood for more boot shopping? Check out this list of additional vegan options.
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