Claim: Sheep enjoy being sheared


The carnist claim here is that sheep don't get hurt in shearing, so it can't be unethical

Problems With This Argument

1. Sheep do not enjoy being sheared

Sheep are part of animal agriculture, they are in factory farms with the rest of the animals living in confined squalor and are routinely slashed by automated shears, and are abused and terrorized like all the others once they meet their end.

2. There are sheep-specific practices

Go ahead and look up "mulesing", which is a procedure harmful to the animals regardless of if it is claimed to be for their health.

3. It's still funding animal agriculture

It's paying money for animal agriculture, and funding the torture of animals, thereby increasing the profitability of taking a sheep and turning it into meat.

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