Every year millions of Australian lambs raised for wool production continue to suffer the brutal mutilation practice of mulesing. Lambs suffer fear and stress, as well as acute pain for up to three days after being mulesed, while their wounds take weeks to heal.
Brands have the power to protect lambs from this suffering by committing to phase out sales of mulesed sheep wool. Sign this petition to encourage brands to take responsibility for the animals within their supply chains.
“It doesn’t have to be this way. There is a pain-free solution to flystrike and mulesing. ”– Nina Jamal, Head of Farm Animals Campaigns FOUR PAWS
What is mulesing?
Mulesing is the process whereby lambs just 6-12 weeks old, are restrained on their backs, while strips of skin are cut away from their backside. Mulesing causes lambs excruciating pain and can be legally performed without any form of pain relief.
While done to protect sheep from a condition called flystrike, there are alternative ways to manage this issue that are pain-free, and are already being used by over 3,000 Australian wool producers. It’s time for an industry-wide change!
Together, we can encourage brands to step up and help put an end to mulesing once and for all.
Please sign the petition today!
More information on mulesing and the alternatives here.