Veterinary clinics also fall under the ban and will not be allowed to conduct mulesing procedures, even if the animal is given painkillers, according to media reports from New Zealand.
The New Zealand industry started phasing out mulesing in 2007 following pressure by animal rights activists regarding animal cruelty in wool production. People for Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA) was reportedly a big driving force behind the successful passing of this ban.
New Zealand’s action has paved the way for banning mulesing across the world, according to John Colley, managing director of Australian Wool Network. (DS)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India