George Joins PETA’s Boycott of Cruel Australian Wool

January 2005

After reviewing correspondence and video footage from PETA showing the cruel treatment of lambs and sheep by the Australian wool industry, George – the U.K-based clothing brand that has taken the fashion world by storm – has taken pains to track the sources of its wool and has now given assurances that the company will not purchase Australian wool from farmers who mutilate lambs in a horrific procedure called “mulesing,” in which terrified lambs are flipped upside-down and gardening shears are used to cut chunks of flesh from the animals’ hindquarters – without any painkillers – in a crude attempt to reduce maggot infestation.

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