December 19, 2017
Supporters from the animal rights group PETA were at it again Tuesday afternoon with another head-turning protest at Philadelphia City Hall.
Their target this time was people who buy and wear wool.
The protesters held realistic-but-fake dead lambs and wore body paint to make them appear bloody and bruised.
"We'd like people to not buy wool, and to check the labels on their clothing before they buy them," said PETA spokesperson Tricia Lebkuecher. "With all the vegan clothing options available, there's just no excuse for supporting this kind of animal cruelty."
Seven video exposes, with footage recorded at 43 different sheep-shearing facilities on three continents, that revealed that many workers are paid by volume, not by the hour, PETA says. That encourages fast, violent work that can lead to gaping wounds on bodies of the animals, which are not given painkillers, the group says.
Graphic scenes emanate from massive shearing sheds in Australia include, PETA alleges, workers 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. The videos are here but be forewarned, they are graphic.
Below is a series of photos from the event at Dilworth Park.