I need to get about 25 of my goats sheared in the next couple of weeks. I shear each of my goats on a grooming stand with a good and sharp electric shears, made for shearing goats and sheep.
It has recently come to my attention that PETA is pushing the lie that shearing goats and sheep is injurious to the animals. They somehow managed to make a video of a shearer in another country leaving bloody animals. They advertise: Don’t Buy Wool.
Balderdash and poppy cock.
First of all, I’ve never seen any fiber animal bloodied to that extent before. I have seen shearers make a mistake and cause some bleeding, and that is one reason why I shear my own animals. Just like hundreds of other people who raise fiber animals.
I’m not the quickest shearer in town, it takes me a good 15 to 20 minutes to completely shear a goat -sometimes longer if there is a lot of VM (vegetative matter) to get through.
The only time one of my goats bleed is if I trim their hooves just a bit too much – just like a dog’s toenail will bleed if you cut it too short.
I’m angry that this crazy group of people with a record for killing more dogs and cats in their so-called shelters than any other shelter thinks they can demand that the human race stop using wool and mohair and all the other natural fibers that come from animals.