HERZOGENAURACH – Sportswear brand Puma has joined both Calvin Klein and Marks and Spencer in committing to a mulesed wool ban by 2025.
Mulesing is a controversial breech modification technique through which strips of wool-bearing skin are cut from sheep to prevent parasitic infection.
Animal welfare organisation Four Paws has congratulated Puma on its decision. Rebecca Picallo Gil, wool campaigner at Four Paws, said: “This is a clear demand signal to wool producers and a real step towards a mulesing-free future. We hope that many more brands will follow suit and spare millions of lambs from this unnecessary mutilation.”