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Hi, I did a search on wool, but couldnt find any threads... being new to this lifestyle, could someone explain to me the reason for not using wool? Does it hurt the sheep? Or is it the way the sheep are being treated?
 

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I used to love wool. I pictured old men, in rustic shacks, with their flocks of sheep, getting shearing in the summertime. Wool, after all, could last forever if treated properly. It's warm, yet breathes, and is waterproof.<br>
The wool you'll find to buy is not made with kindness. It's made from from the same greed and evil as meat.<br>
Heres a link explaining the life before the wool:<br><a href="http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_cruelty/wool.htm" target="_blank">http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_cruelty/wool.htm</a><br><br>
It took me over a year to really get accumtomed to being vegan. I didn't give up everything I had overnight. But even though it can be agrued that their are humane farms for things like wool, I know it's something people don't really need, and that the idea of "ethical" farms only perpetuate the need. I know many people who claim to buy ethical products, whether meats, or eggs, or wool, yet I know no one who does on a regular basis. It seems more of a brag.<br><br>
Going veg*n is different for everyone, but the most important thing to remember, is that something you want to be for life.
 

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thank you, will check out your link... dont get me wrong, even though I am a knitter, and have used a lot of wool in the past, I am more then happy to use other types of yarn...
 

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thank you, will check out your link... dont get me wrong, even though I am a knitter, and have used a lot of wool in the past, I am more then happy to use other types of yarn...</div>
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I love to knit and crochet with cotton, bamboo, and soy yarns. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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yeah, love bamboo and cotton, a mix of both is nice too, have not tried soy yet, must try that next...<br><br>
checked out the link, I knew there would be a good reason for not using it anymore, thanks for posting it
 

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If you still want wool, you could always go to a local sheep farm and see their practises. Not all farms are cruel (tho', most corporate farms are terrible). In the Spring we go to a City Farm here in Ottawa and watch the sheep sheraring. It's all local, organic farmers who are part of an animal friendly co op. We took our daughter last year on a tour of the farms.<br><br>
I have a wool jacket from pre-vegan days, but now I just avoid it.
 

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This is a question I wanted to research and get an answer on for a while now (been vegan for about 1 1/2 months). That link was exactly what I needed (though it made me cry!). I seriously need to make myself some kind of hand-out to give to people when they ask me why I avoid all animal products. There's just too much information to tell them!
 
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