‘Wool-Free Winter’ Scarves Warm Up D.C. Statues

For Immediate Release:
December 17, 2014

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Washington – You may have heard about the 100 little “#WoolFreeWinter” sheep-shaped stress balls that PETA has hidden throughout the district—but have you seen the #WoolFreeWinter knit scarves that PETA has wrapped around the district’s animal-shaped statues? You can see photos of some of the locations here, including PETA’s latest nude photo for the animals J. It’s all in support of PETA’s winter shopping campaign, which encourages people to spare sheep immense suffering (as seen in its international exposé of the wool industry) by choosing wool-free scarves, sweaters, and more.

“Once kind people learn that many gentle sheep are punched, stomped on, and beaten by impatient shearers, they see why PETA’s motto reads, in part, that ‘animals are not ours to wear,'” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “Our ‘wool-free winter’ scarves and stress balls are a fun way to encourage all of D.C. to make this holiday shopping season a joyful one for sheep.”

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