We're very happy to tell you that UNIQLO (the world's fifth largest retailer) has given us assurance that the company has begun to phase out wool from farmers who practice the cruel "mulesing" mutilation. Activists like YOU made this happen! Sincere thanks from PETA to everyone who wrote to UNIQLO, confronted the company on Facebook, or attended a leafleting session or protest.
In mulesing, farmers force sheep onto their backs and use instruments resembling gardening shears to cut skin and flesh from their backsides, often without any painkillers, in a crude attempt to prevent flystrike (a maggot infestation that can occur when flies lay their eggs in the folds of the sheep's skin). Many Australian farmers already use humane flystrike control methods, and other wool-producing countries do not practice mulesing.
UNIQLO now joins other compassionate retailers—including Gap Inc., Muji, Topshop, H&M, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Next—in taking action against mulesing.
Thanks again for all your help in making this happen!