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Update: March 12, 2021
UGG, whose footwear has all been made out of animal bits and pieces, has just announced the launch of a entirely vegan line—something that PETA and thousands of compassionate people campaigned hard for and that will help prevent gentle sheep from being castrated, mutilated, and violently killed.
This great first step is yet more proof that the future of fashion is vegan—and now we must get UGG to ditch all its shearling and wool. Take action below!
When you see UGGs in the store, you may not be thinking about the sheep they came from…
…but UGGs are often made of sheepskin, meaning each boot is made from the actual skin of an individual animal …
So if you wear UGGs, you have to wonder:
Were the sheep you're wearing castrated, or did workers dock (cut off) their tails without painkillers?
Were they ripped from their mothers when they were just babies?
Were they stomped on? Punched in the face? Kicked over and over again?
Were they kept in an area that was so crowded that they couldn't even move?
Were they left alone to die a slow and painful death, or were they violently slaughtered?
And if you got to meet these sheep while they were still alive—before they were turned into boots—would you have tried to protect them from being hurt or would you have paid the person hurting them?
Sheep are gentle, sensitive animals who are emotionally complex and highly intelligent. They care for each other and can recognize their friends’ faces even if they’ve been separated for years. Yet the wool industry continues to treat them as if they were nothing more than wool-producing machines.
Here’s what the choice to use animal-derived materials means:
Tell Deckers Brands—which owns UGGs—to choose only vegan materials and STOP supporting the exploitation and slaughter of animals.