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  • Feb
  • 1

What’s Wrong With Wool?

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What's Wrong With Wool?

As a vegan, one of the questions that I get a lot from perplexed people concerns wool. 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. Below are some of the most shocking facts about the wool industry:

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  • May
  • 19

What’s Wrong With Wool?

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I’ve always appreciated the thermal efficiency and comfort of synthetic fleece, so I haven’t purchased wool products in a long time. But until a few years ago, I thought that wool came from happy sheep, cavorting in wide-open pastures and lovingly cared for by compassionate farmers who sheared them with tenderness and concern. Just like when I cut …

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  • Oct
  • 8

Hey, Talbots: There’s Nothing ‘Ladylike’ About Mulesing

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Nancy Talbot ,  founder of the Talbots retail clothing chain, died last month at age 89. I like to think that the woman who described Talbots’ clothes as “smart” and “ladylike” would have frowned on her company’s refusal to stop buying wool from Australian farmers who mutilate lambs in a procedure called “ mulesing .”

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  • Jul
  • 16

World’s Largest Australian Wool Buyer Pushes for an End to Mulesing Mutilation

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This post, written by Jeff Mackey, originally appeared on The PETA Files.

The pressure is on for the Australian wool industry! Jiangsu Sunshine Group, a $1.8 billion Chinese textile company, is the world’s largest buyer of Australian wool-and it’s calling on the Aussie wool industry put an end to mulesing .

The mulesing mutilation is the practice of slicing chunks of flesh from around sheep’s tails-without …

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