I understand the vegan lifestyle and how stringent it is, but I think I just read the dumbest thing ever. [And if any of my lovely homesteaders would like to chime in I would appreciate it because I think this is taking it too far. Please own sheep. Or be a vegan. Or just sane. Sane works.]
A woman stated that she wouldn't accept wool gloves because she is a vegan.
I get that vegans won't wear leather because you don't eat anything with a face, and cows have to be killed to get leather, but sheep are shorn [sheared? Deborah?]. While still alive. And are left alive after the process. And they need to be shorn, at least once a year, to keep their coats healthy and keep them cooler in the summer months. Correct? [I know enough about animal husbandry to fill a thimble so someone tell me that this a good or bad thing for them. Please?]
I just thought it was one of the most over the top declarations I have ever read. Wouldn't the wool on a sheep grow out, become matted and unmanageable after a while if you didn't sheer them? What about llamas? Where does this end?
Someone answer this please. I have no idea what [I thought was] the humane act of shearing a sheep has to do with being a vegan.
To be clear, I have no problem with anyone's dietary choices, but just say you don't want wool gloves. Don't throw in the vegan angle. Unless someone tells me different I will continue to think this is a lot of hoohaw and a bit over the top.
I am off to
[I would appreciate a little insight into this, honest.]