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February 13, 2020
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In her time at Browns, Rogers has centered on sustainability efforts—and as PETA factors out, the wool industry is a significant producer of methane, a potent greenhouse gasoline that contributes to local weather change and is driving ecological catastrophes like the wildfires in Australia (the world’s largest exporter of wool and Woolmark’s dwelling), which have reportedly killed around 100,000 sheep on Kangaroo Island alone.
“Each single wool garment drives an trade that’s spewing out pollution and fueling near-apocalyptic wildfires which are burning mild sheep to demise,” says PETA Government Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is urging Holli Rogers and the opposite judges to take a stand in opposition to wool by shunning this prize and championing actually sustainable all-vegan supplies.”
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals usually are not ours to put on”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to PETA.org.
— to www.peta.org