addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1light-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

*CAAF-FAUN "Death In Sheep's Clothing" demo @ UGG's Australian Flag Store , NYC*

**Why UGGs during fur season?**
UGGs are cruelty - UGGs are the popular fall/winter boots with a suede exterior and sheepskin interior.  Merino sheep are the animals whose wool is used to make the footwear. These sheep have to grow such huge amounts of wool, that it creates folds in their skin which get cut as the sheep are sheared and the skin is left as open wounds.  This process is called "mulesing".
Since mulesers are most often paid by volume, not by the hour, production equals profit in this horrible blood trade. As a result, mulesing is done with no regard for the interests or well-being of the animals, which are simply objectified vehicles of profit for UGGs and other heartless corporations who sell wool-based products. These sheep are many times tortured to death if they are a "hassle" in the process of getting their wool. CAAF & FAUN can think of no better time than the winter season to target the UGGs flagship store. Can you speak up for these lambs?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjmh5Aqrj-8

Anyone who has ever befriended a lamb knows that sheep are gentle, passive creatures who, like all sentient animals, can and do experience pain, fear, sadness, the full range of
sensations and emotions that we humans experience. Because there is a highly lucrative global market for their fleece and skins, these gentle animals are treated as nothing more than wool and skin machines, in an international trade that is ruthless and stained with oceans of blood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyAd7vUzzOc&feature=fvsr

Sheep who survive the relentless, systematic abuses and exploitation of Australian farms, and stop producing viable skins and wool (are no longer profitable) are not granted an idyllic pasture to rest under the sun as their bones grow weary and their days grow short. Predictably, most are sold and shipped to the Middle East under the most horrible, crowded conditions imaginable. As if years of confinement and torture in Australia weren’t enough, sheep who survive the nightmarish, multi-week journey to the Middle East disembark in countries where animal welfare standards simply do not exist. They are dragged off the ships by their ears and legs, loaded onto trucks which await them in the sweltering heat, to wholly unregulated slaughterhouses, where they are brutally killed to be sold as meat in Middle-Eastern markets.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he6Fy9foKWM

Most of the wool and sheepskin that are sold on the commercial market, and used in everything from UGGs boots to blankets, to carpeting, is the direct result of such horrible exploitation. Ethical consumers have a choice, and a responsibility to abandon wool, sheepskin and other products which are the result of wanton cruelty and the systemic torture of innocent beings. These medieval, barbaric practices have to stop. There are plenty of durable, stylish, and warm fabrics available that aren't made from wool or animal skins. Please join CAAF and FAUN as we gather in front of the largest UGG's retailer in New York City, to engage the public on the issue of the wholesale exploitation of an entire species of animal for frivolous trends in apparel such as the ludicrous UGGs Craze.

------------------------------------------------------

WHAT: CAAF-FAUN "Death In Sheep's Clothing" demonstration in NYC

WHERE: UGG's Australian Flagship Store, 160 Columbus Av @ W.67th St, NYC

WHEN: Saturday, January 26th, 2o13

TIME: 1:00 ~ 3:00pm

-----------------------------------------------

The production of commercial-grade sheepskin and wool are done quite clandestinely, and the industry goes to great lengths to keep their dirty secrets secret. It is therefore an issue that many UGGs purchasers never think about - our objective here not only exposing the abusers, but educating the public via tabling/outreach; to appeal to their intellects and hearts - not put them on the defensive, call them ignorant, make enemies out of them by default. Please keep this in mind if you are planning to come and help us.

As always, CAAF and FAUN will have plenty of relevant signs, anti-fur and wool literature, a widescreen video and an array of relevant props including some plush "sheep" & 2 pairs of Australian mulesing shears. All you need to bring is yourself and your desire to speak up for these precious beings, at a highly visible UGG's retail outlet which brings in millions each year from their exploitation/torture invariably ending in a grisly slaughter. 

If there are any questions regarding any aspect of this demo or other anti-fur/anti-wool events on either side of the Hudson River, please contact an organizer:

Julie (CAAF) - [masked]

Robert (FAUN NY) - [masked] / [masked]      

 

 

 

 

Blessed Be all animals, & all friends of animals! 

Anthony Botti 

www.faunnj.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join or login to comment.

20 went

  • Anthony
    FAUN Founder, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Julie
    CAAF Founder/Organizer, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • jim S.
    FAUN NY Organizer/Campaigns Coordinator,
    Event Host
  • Phyllis
    FAUN NY Campaigns Coordinator, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Ana
  • Danielle Activity G.
    FAUN NJ Campaigns Coordinator, Co-Organizer
  • A former member

Our Sponsors

  • Friends Of Animals United NJ/NY (FAUN)

    we are anti-corporate - we are grassroots - we are animal rights.

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy