Some vegans do wear wool, but most that I know do not.
Animals used for the wool industry are treated the same as all other farm animals- as commodities to be exploited. all industries which use animals will invariably abuse them. Whether tht be castration without anaesthetic (practised by the majority, if not all, wool farms), "de-horning" with a knife or heated plates, tail docking (again without anaesthetic) or simply not treating the animals for preventable diseases, such as Flystrike, in which the animal is literally eaten alive by maggots. And then there's the production-line way in which shearing occurs, invariably cutting many animals because it is done as quicly as possible.
And of course, we don't need wool. There are plenty of alternatives, adn if we can be perfectly happy without exploiting animals, why should we?
Of course, it's up to the individual, but that's what vegans I know (myself included) believe.
· 1 decade ago