The organization also recently sent a letter to the Scottish Environment Minister Mairi Gougeon asking that CCTV was made mandatory in woolsheds, in a bid to discourage workers from harming sheep.

According to Jason Baker, PETA’s senior vice president, the wool industry has claimed that these incidents are not standard practice.

“The wool industry is trying to dismiss accusations of cruelty after workers were caught violently abusing sheep, but don’t be fooled by its crocodile tears,” he said in a statement.

“This is the second wool investigation we’ve conducted in the UK this year, and what we’ve found is standard practice,” he added. “The industry simply can’t justify or even explain away the documented abuse.”