Meet Lucky. He and his siblings were born on a meat farm, and at just two years old, he was found abandoned in a field. He was cold and limp and struggling to survive. Although his siblings didn’t survive, Friendly Fields Farm rescue arrived in time to save lucky.

“It’s hard to believe how big he is getting. It feels like just yesterday when we brought him home for the first time. He was so fragile and tiny back then. Now, he is huge,” said the rescue.

“Lucky has so much personality. He’s loving and fun, he likes jumping and playing with Julian and Lily. I’m so glad he found his way to us, our sanctuary family wouldn’t be the same without him,” the rescue added.

Many people have an idyllic image of happy sheep roaming green hills, but as with any industry that profits from animals, money always comes before the animals’ well-being. When their wool production begins to decline, most sheep are killed for meat. Many are sent on a long journey in a severely crowded, multitiered ship to countries that have few if any, animal welfare laws or regulations. These sheep—millions every year are often slaughtered by having their throats cut while they’re still conscious. While Lucky made it out alive, this is not the case for the others.

Luckily, there are plenty of cruelty-free fabrics to choose from, including cotton, cotton flannel, polyester fleece, synthetic shearling, and many others. You can skip the cruelty—and that icky itchy feeling—by choosing vegan options the next time that you go shopping.

Because of his kind caregivers at Friendly Fields Farm Sanctuary in North Carolina, Lucky is now happy, healthy, and free to live his life! You can keep up with Lucky and the other rescues on Instagram and TikTok!

Friendly Fields Farm is a 501c3 animal sanctuary on a mission to take farm animals from situations of abuse and neglect and find them loving homes. You can support the sanctuary by donating here.

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