• Petitioned UGG Australia (Deckers Outdoor Corporation)

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UGG Australia (Deckers Outdoor Corporation)

UGG Australia: Stop mutilating, torturing, and killing sheep to make UGG Boots.

    1. Dominic Scicchitano
    2. Petition by

      Dominic Scicchitano

      Berwick, PA

Most of the world's wool comes from Australia. The most commonly raised sheep in that country are merinos, who are specifically bred to have wrinkly skin, which means more wool per animal.

This unnatural overload of wool causes many sheep to collapse and even die of heat exhaustion during hot months, and the wrinkles collect urine and moisture. Attracted to the moisture, flies lay eggs in the folds of skin, and the hatched maggots can eat the sheep alive.

To prevent this so-called "flystrike," Australian ranchers perform a barbaric procedure called "mulesing," in which they force live sheep onto their backs, restrain their legs between metal bars, and, often without any painkillers whatsoever, carve huge chunks of skin away from the animals' backsides or attach attach vise-like clamps to their flesh until it dies and sloughs off. Both procedures are terribly painful.

Mulesing is a crude attempt to create smoother skin that won’t collect moisture, but the exposed, bloody wounds often become infected or flystruck. Many sheep who have undergone the mulesing mutilation still suffer slow, agonizing deaths from flystrike.

Mutilating sheep is not just cruel; it's also ineffective. Better husbandry is the answer, not mutilating animals. Sheep can be spared maggot infestation through humane methods such as diet regulation, spray washing, and simply breeding types of sheep who are better suited for the Australian climate.

After enduring this "mulesing", sheep are loaded onto huge ships were they are transported to Middle Eastern countries for slaughter. Because animal rights laws are virtually nonexistent, sheep are cruelly dismembered and SKINNED ALIVE. This skin is later used to make boots such as UGGs.

This cruelty has to stop. Sign and promise to ditch UGGS and other furs today and only wear non-animal materials.

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      Dominic Scicchitano
      Petition Organizer

      As we approach the 4,000 mark, let's all begin to think of ways in which we can spread the word and gain more signatures. Facebook, twitter, email, and just personally telling people who you think will care about the petition are all ways to incerase its growth.

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      Dominic Scicchitano
      Petition Organizer

      Due to a lack of information regarding the email adresses of executives in the Deckers Outdoor Corporation, we are forced to bring this petition to their attention through social media. Therefore, I ask you to please share this petition on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and any other sites you use. Be sure to tweet to @UGGaustralia expressing your concern, while including a link for this petition as well. Together we can show UGG that this kind of cruelty is not okay with consumers.

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      Dominic Scicchitano
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone. I'm thrilled to see the recent progress this petition has made. To help even more, please share this petition with everyone you know, and have them sign also. Eventually, we can will hopefully be able to contact UGG with your help! Thanks again.

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    10. Reached 50 signatures
    11. CALL UGG (Deckers Outdoor Corporation)

      Dominic Scicchitano
      Petition Organizer

      Contact UGG Australia at 1.888.432.8530 to express your concerns with this cruelty. Please be polite. Thank you.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Natalia Lipari HOLBROOK, NY
      • 2 months ago

      No one should have to be tortured & slaughtered. This is evil.

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      • 2 months ago

      esto no deveria de ocurrir comprobado el 100% que el animal mas peligroso es el humano

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    • janeth vargas ACAPULCO GUERRERO, MEXICO
      • 2 months ago

      YA BASTA POR QUE HACEN SUFRIR CON TANTA MALDAD A ESTAS OVEJITAS?!!! DIOS, SI ELLAS SON AMIGABLES Y TIERNAS YA NI A UN ASESINO O VIOLADOR LOS TRATAN ASI!!! QUE MALDITOS, YA BASTA!!!

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    • Marina Banchetti DELRAY BEACH, FL
      • 3 months ago

      I want to help stop all abuse of animals.

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    • Joan Wells MESA, AZ
      • 3 months ago

      Horrific. Please update your standards of care for sheep. Until you update your standards of care for sheep I will tell everyone about Australian Merino sheep abuse. I am also boycotting all Australian wool products. Thank you.

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