Despite knowing about the cruel mulesing mutilation of lambs used for wool in Australia, Men's Wearhouse is turning a blind eye to cruelty to animals by continuing to sell products made from Australian wool.
Millions of gentle lambs in Australia are mutilated every year with
instruments resembling gardening shears in a painful procedure called
"mulesing," which is a crude and cruel attempt to reduce the risk of a
maggot infestation known as "flystrike." After the mutilation, the
distressed lambs are often unable to stand for days, and when they are
finally able to do so, they often move sideways (as crabs do) in order
to abate the pain. Humane—and superior—methods of flystrike prevention
are available and in use by some farmers.
Because the Australian wool industry has made it clear that it does
not intend to end mulesing anytime soon, the responsibility now lies
with consumers and retailers to send a clear message to the Australian
wool industry that responsible companies do not want their brands
associated with the industry's cruelty. Abercrombie & Fitch,
H&M, Perry Ellis, HUGO BOSS, Kenneth Cole, PUMA, and many other
companies have pledged to move away from or have implemented an outright
ban on wool from mulesed lambs. Although PETA has reached out to Men's
Wearhouse numerous times about this important issue and the company has
even acknowledged the cruelty, company executives continue to sell wool
from mulesed lambs.
Please take a moment to write to Men's Wearhouse CEO, Douglas
Ewert (email@example.com), Vice President, Kirk Warren (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Chairman, George Zimmer (email@example.com) and urge the company to source only wool from nonmulesed lambs.
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