Sheeps, a company founded by activist Danny Rosenthal, is on a mission to make tennis a 100% vegan sport. Sheeps is petitioning tennis equipment companies Wilson, Babolat, Dunlop and Penn to phase out the use of wool in their tennis balls and market existing animal-free tennis balls as vegan. Sign their petition to help eliminate the cruelty marring an otherwise wonderful sport.
Sign the petition HERE.
What's the problem with wool?
It is a common misconception that shearing sheep is a necessary or kind act. Unfortunately, the wool industry horribly mistreats sheep, viewing them only as a commodity and putting them to slaughter once they no longer produce marketable wool.
Using wool in tennis balls is easily remedied by replacing it with synthetic materials that have properties similar to wool. These materials are readily available and are already used by some tennis ball companies. It is important that any "unintentionally vegan" tennis balls be labelled and marketed as animal-free to spread awareness about this issue.
Moving away from wool will save countless animals from suffering and death. Sign Sheeps' petition here to help make tennis cruelty-free.
If you're a tennis player, check out VegNews' guide to vegan tennis.
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