MooShoes and PETA Grab Shoppers' Attention With 'Sheep' and Chic Vegan Wool Bags—a Plea to Make the Season Merry for All Animals
For Immediate Release:
December 15, 2014
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – If you’re driving down Sunset Boulevard this holiday season, don’t be fooled—those aren’t real live sheep in MooShoes’ window. The life-like props, along with a selection of the hottest wool-free bags from Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger, are at the center of the vegan boutique’s #WoolFreeWinter window display, a collaboration with PETA and the first of its kind.
The eye-catching display, which encourages shoppers to visit PETA.org to learn how sheep suffer for the wool industry and to discover the many cruelty-free options available, went up just in time for MooShoes’ holiday party on Friday, December 12. Shoppers will be able to check out the window display for themselves through the first week of 2015—the year of the sheep—and can enter to win a holiday gift from MooShoes (complete with PETA swag) by tagging relevant Instagram photos with #WoolFreeWinter. It’s all in support of PETA’s motto, which reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear.”
“This holiday season, MooShoes and PETA are asking everyone to give sheep a little comfort and joy by choosing wool-free sweaters, scarves, and blankets,” says PETA fashion coordinator Christina Sewell. “It’s never been easier to find affordable, top-quality designs that are as stylish as they are kind to gentle sheep.”
PETA’s shocking video of the wool trade in the U.S. and Australia (the source of 90 percent of the world’s merino wool) revealed that sheep were cut to shreds, kicked, and punched by shearers. Some sheep even died from the abuse, including one whose neck was twisted until the animal died.
MooShoes’ new West Coast boutique is located at 3116 Sunset Blvd., just down the street from PETA’s Bob Barker Building. For more information, please visit PETA.org.