One of the latest CDs for The Artist (formerly known as Prince) has
the following statement from him featured on the inside CD cover written
over a photo of a jacket he's wearing. It's the only thing on the page
so CD buyers can't miss it..............
"If this jacket were real wool, it would have taken 7 lambs whose
lives would have begun like this...........
Within weeks of their birth their ears would have been hole-punched,
their tails chopped off, and the males would have been castrated while
fully conscious. Extremely high rates of mortality are considered normal
: 20-40% of lambs die before the age of 8 weeks; 8 million mature sheep
die every year from disease, exposure, or neglect. Many people believe
that shearing helps animals who would otherwise be too hot. But in order
to avoid losing any wool, ranchers shear sheep before they would
naturally shed their winter coats, resulting in millions of sheep deaths
from exposure to the cold.
Respect all of God's creatures.
"To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than the life of
a human being"
-- Mohandas Gandhi
'Cherish the Gift of Life & Rave un2 the Joy Fantastic'
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