A disturbing, first-of-its-kind PETA undercover investigation reveals that workers hit, kicked, tied down, and mutilated pregnant, crying alpacas in Peru, the world’s top alpaca producer.
This groundbreaking footage highlights just some of the abuse documented at Mallkini, the world’s largest privately-owned alpaca farm, near Muñani, Peru.
Mallkini is owned by the Michell Group, the world’s largest exporter of alpaca tops and yarn.
Terrified of being pinned down and totally defenseless, they cried out, spit, and vomited in fear as workers grabbed them by the ears.
Workers tied them tightly by the legs into a restraining device reminiscent of a medieval torture rack and pulled hard, nearly wrenching their legs out of their sockets.
When the workers stitched them up, most were never even given a topical numbing spray, which would have been inadequate anyway for gaping wounds.
According to one veterinarian, “The workers are inflicting excruciating pain and torture by sewing up wounds on fully conscious restrained animals without proper pain control”.
Shorn alpacas bled from the torso and hips.
Afterward, the workers threw them onto the concrete floor and even stood on their necks.
Some alpacas froze for several minutes, apparently exhausted after their ordeal.
They slammed pregnant alpacas onto tables.
Mallkini workers pulled alpacas up off the floor by the tail and yanked them around. According to one veterinary expert who reviewed the footage, such “excessive force applied to the bones, joints, and soft tissues in the area” would cause dislocations, fractures, and severe permanent nerve damage.
Shearers worked quickly and carelessly, leaving the animals bleeding from deep, painful wounds. This alpaca bled from the mouth
After talks with PETA, ESPRIT will now phase out alpaca. And as a first step, Gap Inc. (which owns Banana Republic, Athleta, and more) and the H&M group (including its eight brands) have cut ties with Michell, which had supplied them with alpaca.
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And I mean… Michell claims that shearing causes alpacas “no harm”!!
On the video, however, serious cruelty to animals is confirmed.
Every industrialization of animals and their products is associated with slavery, torture, and exploitation.
On the Michell Group website, we read following hypocritical information, which serves to preserve this murderous business: http://mallkini.com.pe/farm/mallkini-alpaca/alpacas-peru-andean-heritage
“At Michell, we are the pioneer and leading company in the field of transforming this noble fiber into luxurious yarns, working harmoniously with nature, the environment, and with the utmost respect for the local population.
Our ranch named Mallkini, has the goal of improving Alpaca breeding, improving the herds and animal live, training local breeders, and contributing to the sustainable development of the communities in the Puno region”.
Of course, the company always sells the argument that the business with wool is most important for people living in the heights of South America, especially near the Andes. “We help people who are really poor and live without heath … just to maintain their alpacas and their families”.
To support the human species, we should forgive every crime against animals.
Is it ethical?
If the Michell Groupe wanted to ensure the survival of the Puno people with organ trafficking of human animals, we would call it crimes against humanity.
Those who have rights are respected.
Those who have no rights are despised.
My best regards to all, Venus