You may have already heard the wonderful news that international clothing giant H&M recently pledged to stop buying wool from lambs who have been mulesed.
H&M's compassionate decision was the catalyst for a huge show of support for sheep from 17 other major Swedish retailers who also pledged to boycott this cruel mutilation. In addition, 10 Danish retailers have withdrawn their support for the practice. Thirty-one European retailers have declared that they will consider or have already stopped using wool from mulesed lambs. And in the wool industry's own back yard, the Western Australian Department of Agriculture has announced that it will stop the mulesing mutilation.
Australian sheep need your help today to put the final nail in the coffin of cruel mulesing mutilations. Please send a message to Australia's new prime minister, Kevin Rudd, to remind him that retailers and consumers around the world won't stand by while Australian sheep are subjected to such an inhumane procedure, and ask him to ban cruel mulesing mutilations immediately. Even if you have taken action in behalf of sheep in the past, it's important that we send a strong message to Rudd early on in his term that this cruelty must come to an end.
To learn more about how you can help animals who suffer in the wool industry, please visit SaveTheSheep.com.