The wool industry is rife with violent standard practices such as tail docking and mulesing, which legally do not require pain relief. When sheep are only a few years old and they no longer profit farmers, they are sent to slaughter.
Animals are not objects to give as a present, and caring for a companion animal is an important decision that needs to be thought over by all involved. Animals require a high level of care and attention, and should never be bought (at Christmas or any other time – adopt don’t shop!) for someone. Even Sia agrees.
What about sponsoring a rescued animal at Liberation Sanctuary for someone?
What about gifting some vegan cosmetics?
Image by Mecca Max, who’s entire own range is 100% vegan and free from animal testing.
Presents that don’t have to be tried on to get the right fit are always a good idea at Christmas, but buying someone something made from animal skin never is. Leather is a co-product which financially supports slaughter, and the meat and dairy industry.
What about gifting a vegan leather wallet or purse instead?
Filling stockings with candy and chocolate is a delicious idea, but unless it’s vegan candy and chocolate (which is super yum, and more common than you’d think — search online!), animals have to die.
What about gifting some of the many vegan candies and chocolates instead?
If you have a loved one who enjoys cooking, avoid the cookbooks full of dead animals, dairy and eggs. There are plenty of amazing vegan cook books!
What about gifting a vegan cookbook instead?