Mulesing issues and solutions

Mulesing lambs is a cruel practice carried out across Australia, where 90% of the world's fine merino wool is produced. 

Young lambs are subjected to painful mutilations in an effort to avoid flystrike, which is an issue caused by the warm climate and over-breeding. 

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Mulesing Infographic

Learn about the cruel process that lambs face in Australia

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Mulesing FAQs

Have a question? We answered the most common mulesing questions

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Myths about Mulesing of Sheep

Fact or Fiction? Find out the truth about mulesing!

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Welfare focused solutions for change

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Mulesing Alternatives

FOUR PAWS recommends sheep friendly opportunities

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Our Progress: Timeline to End Mulesing

How FOUR PAWS is committed to ending the cruel mutilation practice of sheep mulesing

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Progress in Australia: Economic study shows switching to non-mulesed sheep is a success

Wool producers see both financial gain and improved sheep welfare when adopting mulesing-free methods 

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Farm Highlight: The future is non-mulesed

How an Australian wool producing family successfully ended the painful practice of mulesing

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Brand Highlight: ORTOVOX Wool Promise

How the German mountain sports brand is leading the way to happy sheep and happy customers 

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Wool Supplier Highlight: ‘The Schneider Group’ helps to end mulesing

The company's sustainability manager explains their journey to sheep-friendly practices

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Are you a brand or supplier looking to go mulesing-free?

Find out how to get involved and make the change

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Are you a consumer looking to make change?

Discover how you can support a mulesed-free future! 

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