30 Jun '12, 12pm

Uniqlo is finally directing its suppliers to phase out wool from farms that “mules” their sheep.

Uniqlo is finally directing its suppliers to phase out wool from farms that “mules” their sheep.

It took the retailer long enough, but Uniqlo is finally directing its suppliers to phase out wool from farms that “mules” their sheep, according to a statement from Fast Retailing , its parent company. The declaration comes after a protracted campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to blacklist the controversial—and arguably ineffective—surgical operation, which involves cutting away flaps of flesh from a sheep’s breech and tail to prevent a parasitic infection known as flystrike.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/uniqlo-to-stop-buying-wool-from-...

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