US Retailers Concerned Over Australia's Delay in Ending Mulesing

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Macy's, Gap and Liz Claiborne Inc are among the big names to warn of their ''growing alarm'' and frustration over the backdown by the marketing and research body Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) from its promise in 2005 to replace mulesing with a commercially viable alternative by the end of this year. Tags: australia sheep mulesing Such an awful practice.

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From The Age: Animal rights activists intend ramping up their international campaign against Australian wool after producers indicated they would not stick to a deadline for phasing out mulesing. The controversial practice - in which folds of skin are cut from a sheep's rear to prevent fly and maggot infestation - was due to end by 2010. But a national vote of producers has elected a group of pro-mulesing directors to control Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).