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Published on Friday, 08 January 2016

PETA: ethical wool is a myth

Written by John Mowbray

Deposit Photos Sheep Shearing – © tizianella

VIRGINIA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has responded to an Ecotextile News feature on wool sourcing by suggesting the concept of 'ethical wool' is a myth. The animal rights organisation was responding to a feature in the last issue of Ecotextile News in which we suggested Ovis 21, the Argentinian wool supplier which found itself at the centre of a social media storm after PETA released footage of wool sheep being mistreated, claimed PETA had chosen the wrong target. Patagonia and Stella McCartney both severed ties with Ovis 21 after the footage – which partly implicated Ovis 21 – was released earlier in 2015.