Nearly Nude PETA Supporters Will Reveal Plight of Sheep Who Are Kicked, Punched, and Killed for Wool
For Immediate Release:
December 20, 2016
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Milwauke, Wis. – What: Milwaukee’s holiday shoppers will get an eyeful on Wednesday when three nearly nude PETA supporters bodypainted to look bruised, beaten, and bloodied will brandish a “dead lamb” and signs proclaiming, “The Naked Truth: Wool Hurts.”
When: Wednesday, December 21, 12 noon sharp
Where: Intersection of N. Old World Third Street and W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
“Gentle sheep are beaten until they’re bloody and broken for the sake of wool sweaters and scarves,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on holiday shoppers to give sheep some peace on Earth this year by keeping wool apparel off their lists.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—recently released video footage showing workers on a massive sheep farm in Chile mutilating, killing, and skinning sheep—sometimes while the animals were still alive. PETA has released six exposés recorded at 39 facilities on three continents revealing that shearers are often paid by volume, not by the hour, which encourages fast, violent work that can lead to gaping wounds on sheep’s bodies. The wounds are then stitched closed—and the animals aren’t given any painkillers.
Broadcast-quality video footage from PETA’s exposés is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.