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. Wool production degrades land and pollutes the water supply.
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:
BEARPAW has finally gotten with the times and released vegan versions of three great styles. From the microsuede uppers to the faux-fur linings, these comfy, cozy shoes are completely animal-free.
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 available in three other colors.
Featuring a thick cruelty-free fleece lining and water-resistant outer material, these boots are prepared for whatever winter may dish out.
At such an affordable price, you should add these vegan shearling numbers to your online shopping cart and never look back.
In the mood for more boot shopping? Check out this list of additional vegan options.