Sheep and Lambs
Although many see it as the ultimate in free-range farming, the seemingly idyllic scene of a ewe and her lambs out grazing the British countryside hides the stark reality of life for these gentle souls. They spend their entire lives under human control – mere products of an industry that relies on manipulation, misery and mutilation. As a result, their lives are painfully short, filled with neglect, disease and ultimately fear on their long journeys to market and eventually slaughter.
In 2018 investigators for Viva! Campaigns filmed undercover at an abattoir in Cornwall, where six young sheep were shot in the head, hung by the legs and killed for meat. But it doesn’t have to be this way! With so many delicious plant-based alternatives now available it’s never been easier to choose a kind, healthy diet that benefits not just the animals and your health, but also our planet.
Lucky is lucky to be alive. He survived birth in the bitter cold of early January when a million babies like him died of hypothermia. He was lucky he didn’t end up alone, afraid and bewildered, in the orphan’s market – sold for a few quid. But Lucky’s luck won’t last. Soon, he will be killed for a Sunday roast that no-one really needs. Find out more.
What about wool? Find out why lambs and sheep are unwillingly Dedicated Sufferers of Fashion.
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