IWTO Specifications for Wool Sheep Welfare

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Wool is increasingly seen by consumers as a sustainable lifestyle choice for fashion and interior textiles. Transparency in each step of the wool textile pipeline is essential, and it begins on farm. These Specifications for Wool Sheep Welfare were developed by the wool growing country members of IWTO, are premised on the "Five Freedoms"of the OIE's Terrestrial Animal Health Code, and reflect the diversity of wool production systems as well as the national legislative animal welfare frameworks of each wool growing country.