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Many of you reading this are most likely aware of the atrocities committed against animals worldwide on a daily basis. We continue to consume, purchase and use materials that are birthed out of inhumane practices & animal cruelty.

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I am conflicted in showing these images because some of them are graphic, as most of them are when it comes to this topic. Sometimes I wish I had never found them, and question whether or not it is necessary to share them. However at the core, a lot of awareness can be created by showing these images, and ultimately does remaining silent do us any good? These animals do not have a voice, and many people are still unaware of the cruelty to animals that’s involved in the making of your food, clothes, cosmetics and more. I imagine that those who gaze upon these photos will naturally remember them the next time they consider purchasing wool clothes, and will be conflicted in doing so. None of this can resonate with the soul of anybody, we have simply been desensitized to animal cruelty, just as we have been desensitized to violence.  We must start living in ways that are more harmonious with the planet and ALL beings that reside upon it.  We must continue to do whatever we can to create awareness, and continue implementing better practices within our own lives to stop this madness.

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Please keep in mind, not all wool material comes from cruel, in humane practices. 

These images might be graphic for some, that’s why we’ve given you the choice whether to look or not. 

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1. Young lambs ears are hole-punched, their tails are chopped off, and the males are castrated, all usually without anesthetics or pain relief.

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2. It is considered “normal” in the Australian wool industry for approximately 3 million young lambs to die every spring.

 

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3. Lambs sometimes die because of poor nutrition.

 

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4. This wound is the result of a process called “mulesing,” and it’s a standard practice in the industry.

 

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5. During “mulesing,” workers carve huge strips of skin off the backs of lambs’ legs and around their tails.

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6. In the rush to produce more wool, many sheep die from exposure after premature shearing.

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7.An unnatural overload of wool also causes animals to die of heat exhaustion during hot months.

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8. During shearing, sheep can sustain anything from nicks to complete amputations of their udders, ears, penises and other body parts

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9. Eyewitness: I have seen shearers punch sheep with their shears or their fists until the sheep’s nose bled. I have seen sheep with half their faces shorn off.”

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10. During auction, the pens are crowded and sheep may die because of injuries or stress

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11.When sheep age and their wool production declines, they are sent to slaughter.

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12. Millions of live sheep are shipped from Australia to the Middle East and North Africa every year. A 2005 report stated that about 38,000 sheep died in transit. In most cases, their carcasses were thrown overboard.

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13. In New Zealand, methane emissions from enteric fermentation, coming mostly from sheep, make up more than 90 percent of the nation’s greenhouse-gas emissions.

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Attention Readers: We’ve Moved Our Journalism To The Pulse

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A large portion of our journalism that you’re used to seeing on our Collective Evolution platform has now moved over to The Pulse. We will be publishing most of our news articles there, while Collective Evolution focuses more on personal development.

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We’ve done this for a number of reasons, mainly due to the struggles we’ve had with regards to extreme censorship at Collective Evolution. We hope you join us over at The Pulse in our quest to keep doing what we do!

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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New UFO Film Questions What The US Government Is Hiding

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The US recently released its highly anticipated Pentagon UAP report, but it wasn’t much more than a 9 page rundown of what has been known for decades. Regardless, for many, what was promising was that the UFO subject was being taken seriously again – and perhaps many more scientists might get involved.

For decades many have been warning about leaving UFO disclosure in the hands of a government that likes to use crisis’ or current events to expand its defense budgets. Further, why would we suddenly expect a government, who has been lying about this subject for 70 years, to suddenly come forth with the truth? What would inspire them to suddenly change their mind?

Perhaps it’s because the search for ET is an idea who’s time has truly come. We’ve reporting on this for over 13 years, and are mongst a community of researchers who have been encouraging humanity to look at the evidence for more than 70 years. It feels like an idea that human collective consciousness is more than ready to explore.

The impact the ET question has on our individual and collective worldview has the power to truly change the way we view ourselves and the meaning of life here on earth. Think of the implications answers to this question could have on how we set up and run our society as well. Technology, culture, collaboration etc – I spoke about this more in great detail in my extended interview for Greer’s. prior film Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind here.

Now, a new documentary from Dr. Steven Greer, directed by my good friend Michael Mazzola, seeks to explore what the films calls “the current government and media disinformation campaign promoting 3 big lies:”

1. We do not know what these UAPs/ UFOs are. WE DO.
2. Humans cannot make craft that can maneuver like UFOs. WE CAN and WE DO.
3. The UFOs are a threat. THEY ARE NOT.

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