Indigenous Designs Announces That It Will Not Sell Australian Merino Wool

April 2005

After being contacted by PETA about the cruel practices of the Australian wool industry, where lambs are partially skinned alive during a procedure called “mulesing” and millions of sheep are shipped to horrible deaths every year in countries that have no animal welfare standards, California-based retailer Indigenous Designs has announced that it will not sell Australian merino wool until these practices end.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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