PETA is pleased to report that Patagonia has halted all wool
purchases following the release of that highly disturbing video evidence of violent cruelty to animals on
farms that are part of the Ovis 21 network in Argentina—the clothing company's
wool supplier. Patagonia's CEO has announced that the company won't buy wool
again until it's assured of "the humane treatment of animals." PETA praises the
new move, as all steps are good steps, but cautions that as Patagonia delves
deeper into the wool supply chain, it will find that cruelty will always be a
part of wool production—as we have found in Australia, the U.S., and now Argentina. If the company is honest, we doubt it could return
to buying real wool again.
No matter where wool comes from, lambs and
sheep will suffer when their tails are cut off and they're painfully castrated.
And all sheep used for their wool are eventually slaughtered when their
usefulness wears out—including those who are punched, thrown, and cut up during
shearing, something that PETA has found occurs at shearing sheds around the
Please take a moment to thank Patagonia for halting its wool
purchases and urge the company to drop
wool for good.
Thanks for speaking up for sheep! Sincerely,
Paden Associate Director of Evidence Analysis Cruelty Investigations
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