Winter lambs: the victims of the wool industrie in Australia

A report of the Organisation: “Together for the animals”

In the country of the world’s largest wool supplier, Australia, around 30 million sheep are killed every year as soon as their wool productivity drops.🐑

Australia | 2017 | Sheeps and lambs on a farm with mulesing practice. Mulesing is the removal of strips of wool-bearing skin from around the breech (buttocks) of a sheep to prevent flystrike (myiasis). Here: Mulesed lambs next to their mother sheep

The sheep are forced to reproduce and many babies are supposed to provide a lot of wool.
But of them around 10-15 million die a cruel death per year.

The newborn lambs, also called winter lambs, succumb to cold, precipitation and starvation.
Sheep farmers manipulate the due date of their female animals through artificial insemination in order to keep profits high.
Often there are winter births.

As soon as the lambs wean themselves from their mother’s milk, the meadows are lush and rich.
This saves feed for the farmers and at the same time the creatures intended for the meat industry can be fattened faster, but the animals pay the blood toll for this heartless approach.

About every fourth lamb freezes to death in the Australian winter or dies from gross neglect.
In other ways too, like Dr. Frankenstein started the births in Mary Shelley’s bestselling novel.
Through godless genetic manipulation, twin and triplet births are forced.

Due to the insufficient supply of pregnant mothers, the lambs are born weak and often sick.
If the mother dies due to pregnancy toxicosis at birth, the young are left orphaned and run to certain death.
When two breeds of sheep are accidentally paired, undesired animal souls often see the light of day.
Their wool is not economical enough for the wool industry, they are deliberately and mercilessly left to their cruel fate in the pastures.

The surviving babies are cruelly mutilated – their tails are cut off and painful rubber rings are put around their stumps so that they die and fall off.
All of this, of course, is widespread without anesthesia.

Merino sheep are also cut out part of their anal folds to prevent flies.
Also here mostly without anesthesia.
This is particularly painful for the animals and is commonly known as “mulesing”.
And the shearing, too, is brutal and terrible.

Australian farm workers work for starvation wages and the aggressiveness is therefore very high.
The sheep then pay the wages for this.
Many undercover recordings show severe abuse of the innocent animals by workers from blows, kicks, deliberate cuts to ears bitten off.

And many of the sheep are brutally massacred in the slaughterhouse or exported to the Near East, where they are threatened with death from the barbaric slaughter.
Winter lambs really have a hard time in Australia.

We therefore strongly condemn these approaches of the wool industry.
These animals don’t deserve such treatment.
They too feel pain, they too are mothers and children.

We appeal to the clothing industry to ban wool products from their assortment and not to use these animal quality articles on the consumer.
There are enough alternatives.

Vegetable and synthetic wool, bamboo, cotton, hemp, linen, flax, lyocell, tencel, modal, plastic and recycled plastics, SeaCell, soy silk, nullarbor, or viscose are just a few of the empathic alternatives, and the future lies in Kerasynth ( Wool from living hair follicles), Weganool (cashmere made from silk plants and organic cotton), Woocoa (wool made from coconut, hemp and mushrooms) and werewool (wool made from human DNA).
So renounces any wool products according to the motto:


And I mean…The farmers of Australia justify their Dachau-methods – also called “mulesing” – that mulesing only serves to protect the sheep!

In reality, the farmers only want to avoid costly regular shearing of the sheep to avoid infestation with the eggs.
The Australian wool industry itself promised in 2004 to stop mulesing by 2010 and to find alternatives.
A few years later, however, the farmers gave up their efforts and almost nothing has changed to this day – only that today we are informed about these medieval methods – what mulesing is

In 2008, a tangible scandal broke out in Australia.
An exposed Swedish animal rights activist named Katarina Lingehag Ekholm was offered a free trip to Australia by a representative of the Australian Wool and Sheep Industry Association if she would forego a scheduled documentary on the practice of mulesing and not be on the television program (as planned ) would appear.

The process was recorded on video, and the offer is said to have even been approved by the Australian government, which they denied.
The incident with the bribery of the animal rights activist aggravated the criticism of the practice of mulesing, especially from Sweden.

Large US clothing companies and 19 Swedish companies are already boycotting wool from Australia, including H&M.
The Australian wool industry fears that other European countries could join the boycott.

According to the Magazin “trade sheet” (Handelsblatt), Australia annually exports wool with a value of 350 million euros to Europe. Australia earns around two billion euros worldwide with its wool.
Most of the wool is processed in China and exported all over the world from there.
In Australia itself there is no significant processing industry for this animal fiber.

Hands off wool!
Everyone knows the atrocities of the fur industry;
The production method of wool is no less excruciating than that of fur and today, thanks to the internet and the media, we are more knowledgeable than ever.
It’s good that we have a conscience, a big brain, empathy and the ability to make decisions, and can make the right decisions against animal suffering and criminal practices in the animal industry.

My best regards to all, Venus

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