Millions of animals are suffering around the world for fashion every year. Many are caged, mutilated and face a brutal death for our clothing choices. FOUR PAWS has been working to help end fur farming for over 30 years. We are committed to ending mulesing in Australia, stamp out the live plucking of ducks and geese internationally, and are raising awareness of the fate of wildlife who are used for exotic leather.
Mulesing – ‘The Problem, The Risks, The Solution’
After extensive research and industry engagement, FOUR PAWS has produced guidebook, Transitioning away from mulesed sheep wool, for fashion brands.
There's plenty of fur-free fashion – the Fur Free Retailer tells you where. FOUR PAWS Australia is the Australian representative of the Fur Free Retailer program, connecting brands to the global program.
Mulesing is currently performed on approx 70% of Merino wool sheep in Australia. Due to the suffering caused, mulesing has been banned in New Zealand, however, it can still be legally performed in Australia, and without any pain relief.