Grandma’s Hand-Knit Scarf: Sweet Gesture or Gruesome Nightmare?

Oscar-nominated actor June Squibb and Girl Meets World‘s August Maturo take on the roles of grandma and her grandson for an honest look at wool production. What begins as a sweet gesture of a hand-knit wool scarf from grandma becomes a horror story of abuses in the wool industry.

Sheep are known for being docile, gentle animals, which makes their abuse even more unbearable to imagine. Just like cows and dogs in the cruel leather industry and rabbits in the angora industry, sheep raised for wool suffer greatly. The gentle animals are often beaten, kicked, and mutilated so that their wool can be made into sweaters, coats, scarves, gloves, and boots.

Compassion is always in fashion, and having a heart is easier than ever. With vegan clothing, shoes, handbags, and other accessories in high demand, major fashion houses and smaller retailers worldwide are jumping on board and making vegan items easily accessible to consumers.

For every piece of wool, leather, or any other animal-derived material, animals endure an agonizing life and a painful death. Revolutionize your wardrobe—pledge to choose fake for animals’ sake!

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind