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SHEEP

Good-natured, patient and trusting, sheep are sociable herd animals. They have a natural lifespan of up to 20 years and studies reveled they are able to recognise the faces of at least 50 other individual sheep. Across the planet, sheep are kept for their wool, an indispensable product in the fashion world. The wool of white sheep is preferred, this is the origin of the idiom 'black sheep', whose wool is less valued by industry.

Worth knowing about sheep & Goats

A flock of sheep

10 Facts about Sheep

Did you know, that sheep are very gentle animals?

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Goat enjoying eating the vegetables

10 Facts about Goats

What do you know about these animals?

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Zoe was rescued from a fur farm

Shopping Guide for Animal-Friendly Fashion

From wool to down – have a heart for animals when shopping 

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Sheep in a meadow

Life Expectancy of Sheep

Comparing the natural lifespan of sheep with their lifespan in intensive farming paints a sad picture

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the suffering of sheep

Wool is one of the clothing industry's favourite products. But many consumers are unaware of the vast animal suffering behind wool production. Sheep are held in cruel conditions, are exposed to painful surgery and are transported for weeks over long distances. 

Sheep for wool production

Sheep Wool

Painful mutilations – the bloody business of sheep wool production

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Animal Charity

Suffering for Luxury Mohair

How angora goats are cruelly farmed for their soft hair

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Cashmere

The Cost to Goats behind your Cashmere Sweater

Suffering for the luxury of cashmere  

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sheep

FOUR PAWS

has been working for decades to improve conditions of farm animals

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