Wool rug and animal rights
From: Melanie Mindlin (sassettamind.net)
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 08:49:42 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Sharon,
I was recently at a gathering where differences in attitudes to animal rights 
was a topic.  Some people seem to feel that compassion to animals is an issue 
of such importance that it trumps all other concerns.  Others are looking at 
animal suffering as only one issue in a large picture of suffering on the 
planet from all sorts of causes.  Thus in comparing your wool rug vs. other 
types of rugs you might consider the following.

1) Animals raised for wool are generally pasture animals with long lives as 
they are not being raised for food.  Sheep raised for food are generally killed 
in the first year so they can be eaten as lamb.

2) Sheep are a domesticated animal who only lives due to the care and attention 
of human beings.  The sheep who gave their coats to make wool have been bred to 
have thick coats that would make them very uncomfortable in the summer if they 
were not removed by humans.

3) Synthetic rugs have off-gassing that causes suffering in human beings.

4) Synthetic rugs are made of materials that have a myriad of negative long 
term consequences for the web of life on the the planet, causing suffering in 
the whole ecosystem.

Hope this gives you something to chew on in this discussion.
Melanie Mindlin

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