10.20.2011

Sweaters for Penguins!



Attention all knitters: Penguins all over the globe, from New Zealand to the Gulf Coast, are in need of new sweater vests. The knits prevent the birds from preening their bodies and ingesting their oil soaked feathers. Skeinz has created a pattern for all knitters itching to get rid of those 1/2 skeins they've accumulated, and to help a great cause.

For more information please click here or here.

6 comments:

  1. So cute! However the Skeinz website is now saying they have enough penguin sweaters.

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  2. apparently not - they are going to stockpile :) Soooo cute xx

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  3. And what's going to happen when the penguin grows? Is someone going to be there to get the sweater off them? Or are they going to be strangled by it? Are these for wild penguins, or wild penguins incarcerated in people's homes?

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  4. Stop making living creatures into fetish objects. Let them have their own, full lives in nature & stop messing with them.

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  5. I'm pretty sure that these are specifically for rehabilitating wild penguins caught by oil spills, they wouldn't be re-released still wearing the wool, it's just to help them in recovery centres.

    For example in the current oil spill crisis in New Zealand there are bird rehabilitation centres set up to help oil soaked birds including penguins get clean and water tight again before they are released to the wild.

    Cheers

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  6. Thanks for telling me; I was really concerned.

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