Animal-friendly fashion

Help us end the cruel practice of mulesing

Sign here
Animal Use in Fashion Fact Sheet

The facts

The truth about mulesing

know more
Wool sweaters

Brands who joined the movement

Discover which brands took action against mulesing

Read here

Wool With a Butt

A campaign to end the cruel practice of mulesing

80% of the world’s fine wool used in the global clothing industry is produced in Australia. But the fluffy lambs there have natural enemies. Flies, that lay their eggs in the many wrinkles around the lambs’ butt. To prevent flies from attacking their sheep, producers use a method called mulesing. They restrain the few weeks old lamb and cut off the skin around the buttocks. This happens with the help of shears and usually without anaesthesia. Together, let's change the wool industry and spare lambs the cruel practice of mulesing. 

Wool with a ButtWool with a Butt
Austria
Germany
Switzerland (German)
Switzerland (French)
United Kingdom
Australia
Bulgaria
South Africa
US

Campaign Details

Take action

Sign the petition to protect lambs from mulesing

Brands against mulesing

Discover which brands took action against mulesing

FAQ about mulesing

Discover more with our infographics and answers to your most frequent questions

Campaign highlights, news and updates

Reads our press releases and blogs about wool and mulesing

Learn About the Mulesing-Free Way!

Take a look at these actions and achievements that are paving the way to sheep-friendly wool 

Woman wearing a wool Esprit wool sweater

 Esprit Case Study

 Esprit's future focus is on animals, people, and the planet. This includes transitioning to certified non-mulesed wool.

More
Wool grower with his sheep

PARKDALE SRS® Case Study

Family-owned wool grower Parkdale SRS® shows that breeding healthier and happier sheep is not only an innovative choice but a profitable one. Learn about their transition to breeding flystrike resistant sheep. 

More

Nike Just did it!

After our successful #StopCruelWool campaign, Nike announced it will only use certified wool sourced with Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) from now on!

More
Sheep with two lambs runs to the flock of sheep

Our Progress: Timeline to End Mulesing

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

More
Sheep with lambs in a barn

Farm Highlight: The future is non-mulesed

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

More
Knitted socks

A Guide to Kind Knitting

Ethical wool yarn and alternatives for animal-friendly knitting

More
More Ways to Take Action
Merino lamb

Still have questions? 

Check out our guides

Here
 The Bloody Business with Wool

The Bloody Business with Wool

Learn more about mulesing and how to demand an end to this cruel and needless practice (printable pdf leaflet)

Industry Information

From progressive farming, suppliers who care, brands who value animal welfare, and you, the employee are part of the change.

Call upon brands to go mulesing free!

Campaign News & Updates

Read our latest press releases, reports, and stories about our campaign to end mulesing!

Sheep

400 International Fashion Brands oppose cruel wool

FOUR PAWS advocates for animal welfare at high-level industry event in Northern Italy


More
Nike just did it and says “no” to the mutilation of lambs

Nike Says “No” to the Mutilation of Lambs

FOUR PAWS welcomes step towards higher animal welfare by switching to certified wool


More
Rebecca Picallo Gil, FOUR PAWS mulesing campaigner

Global Fashion Companies Publicly Call on the Australian Wool Industry to End Mulesing

FOUR PAWS hands over open brand letter to Australian wool industry


More
Hugo Boss becomes sheep's friend

Hugo Boss becomes sheep's friend

FOUR PAWS latest success in the fight against mulesing


More
Australian Merino sheep

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 


More
Meriono sheep

Global fashion brands take a stand against animal suffering

FOUR PAWS hands over open brand letter to Australian wool industry calling for an end to the cruel mulesing of lambs


More
Merino sheep

FOUR PAWS achieves a “hat-trick” with Puma

In the future, the German sports goods manufacturer will refrain from using uncertified wool of animal cruelty origin


More
More
Woman with a lamb

Cruelty-Free Starts With You!

Take Action

Share now!

Search