How sheep suffer for Merino wool

Warm jumpers from Merino wool are in most people’s winter wardrobe. A recent report from ZDF and Spiegel showed that most Merino sheeps undergo a painful intervention called mulesing. The mostly overbred sheep have large skin folds – a potential source for deadly infections. During Mulesingtheseskin folds are cut away which us a cruel and painful procedure. Although the demand for wool, for which no sheep has to suffer, increases, only ten percent of merino wool is mulsing-free. The authors of the report took the test and asked 34 well-known retailers and brands about the source of the Merino wool in their products – with none of them being able to respond.

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