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Old 03-23-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
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Whats wrong with wool? wool: why its not vegan

I was looking into wool and came across this article and definitely turned away from it now. Thought others may be interested in seeing it.

http://gentleworld.org/whats-wrong-with-wool/

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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Interesting. So what will you use instead? Polyester? It seems like you start running out of options when you are looking for "natural" animal friendly diaper covers when you remove wool from the equation.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:13 PM   #3
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poor sheeps buying second hand sweaters to make into soakers is a good alternative. Im sure there are smaller farms where people raise sheep or alpacas and treat them as pets where it might be ok too?I think its good to question where all your products come from and how theyre made. thanks for the info.
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There is definitly cruelty involved in ANY animal product or in ANY animal moneymaking buisness. down feathers, honey, leather, angora fur, fois gras, zoos, circus, dog race tracts, pet breeding. It's all a nighmare. but the good news is we do not need any animal product. there are alternatives.
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Sheep dont mind being shorn, and it make for better wool to have a healthy animal so I just can't find it in me to fret over this. But I'm also not a vegan, so there's that.
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There is definitly cruelty involved in ANY animal product or in ANY animal moneymaking buisness. down feathers, honey, leather, angora fur, fois gras, zoos, circus, dog race tracts, pet breeding. It's all a nighmare. but the good news is we do not need any animal product. there are alternatives.
What other natural product is their that can be used as a diaper cover?
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What other natural product is their that can be used as a diaper cover?
Tree bark?

Sorry. Google small wool farm or the like, there are tons of small family run operations who are likely to take good care of their livestock for a good return if nothing else.
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What other natural product is their that can be used as a diaper cover?
EC!

I upcycle though. Honestly I never buy any new clothing so no guilt about putting to good use something that an animal (or human regarding labor) potentially had to suffer for. Better than their hard work getting thrown in the trash.
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This is pretty upsetting to me. I do have a couple wool covers because they were all that worked for my son. I do not like the idea of it. I am a vegetarian though.
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Sorry. Google small wool farm or the like, there are tons of small family run operations who are likely to take good care of their livestock for a good return if nothing else.
Yeah that's what I am thinking. Sometimes we just have to pick the better of not the best. I really don't want to use PUL. I really don't have any experience with PUL covers. I worry I would wind up with cracks, holes, and leaks. I started with wool and really truly I trust my wool more than PUL covers despite their popularity. And of course I prefer the breathability of wool over PUL.
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