Exposed: Lambs Mutilated, Sheep Kicked and Hit With Electric Clippers on Argentine Wool Farm

What would it take for a company that supplies wool to retailers around the world to cut ties with a farm that it had trusted for years?

PETA recently revealed cruelty to sheep at “sustainable” farms in the Ovis 21 network in Argentina and is now exposing another wool farm in that country. At this farm, workers cut off parts of lambs’ ears, put tight rings around their scrotums, and cut off their tails—all without any pain relief. As you can see in the video, shearers hit sheep with electric clippers, slammed them to the hard floor, and kicked and stood on them. Fast, rough shearing left many sheep cut and bleeding. They weren’t given any painkillers before workers pushed needles through their skin to sew up gaping wounds.

After receiving the footage, leading wool supply company Chargeurs assured PETA that it had severed ties with the farm.

The cruelty documented on this farm is not unique, and similar abuses have been documented at dozens of farms and shearing sheds across the U.S. and Australia. There is simply no such thing as “humane” wool, and that’s why leaving wool out of our wardrobes is the best way to help protect gentle lambs and sheep from abuse.

The observer found this sheep's head hanging outside. The observer was told that the sheep would be eaten. All sheep used for their wool are eventually slaughtered when they're no longer useful.
Many sheep were kept in crowded pens after shearing.
The tails of lambs and sheep were thrown into a bloody pile.
Rough, fast shearing left many sheep cut and bleeding.
A pile of severed tails can be seen here.
The tools shown here were used to cut off the tails of lambs and sheep and punch holes through their ears—all without any painkillers.
Blood can be seen on the tail and ears of this mutilated lamb. The observer did not see any animals on the farm receive veterinary care.
This bloody ram was a victim of careless shearing, which often leads to open wounds and injuries in the wool industry.
Without providing any pain relief, a worker cut off this lamb's tail.

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Exposed: Lambs Mutilated, Sheep Kicked and Hit With Electric Clippers on Argentine Wool Farm

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