Nearly Nude PETA Supporters to Reveal Plight of Sheep Who Are Kicked, Punched, and Killed for Wool
For Immediate Release:
December 20, 2017
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Portland, Ore. – What: Portland’s holiday shoppers will get an eyeful on Thursday 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: Thursday, December 21, 12 noon
Where: At the intersection of S.W. Broadway and S.W. Morrison Street, Portland
“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 in massive shearing sheds in Australia—the world’s top wool exporter—violently punching sheep in the face, stomping and standing on their heads and necks, and beating and jabbing them in the face with electric clippers. PETA has released seven exposés recorded at 43 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—without giving the animals any painkillers.
Broadcast-quality video footage from PETA’s exposés is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.