I was chatting with a friend today and I asked if she had gotten her KP catty and how I was drooling over everything. She tells me that she is boycotting wool because of the unethical treatment of sheep and she sends me to the PETA website that talks about Australian sheep sent to the Middle East. Nothing about American (North and South) sheep, Spanish sheep, English sheep, Irish sheep, etc etc etc. So I did some googling and almost everything I could find pertaining to unethical shepherding practices seem to revolve around Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. So it got me to thinking (a dangerous thing) and I wondered if anyone had any information about the sheep from other countries. It just seemed to me one of those “well if one does it then they all do it.”
Now having said all that, this is coming from someone who shops at Walmart because “it’s just easier” and drives a mini-van with the worst gas mileage on the road (and she only has one child, so it truly is a preference than a need) and she knows how I feel about both those issues. She also isn’t a PETA member (wears leather, eats meat, etc.) So I’m finding this very odd.