Humane use of Animals
Pure Wool 5825 is processed from sheep grown in New Zealand. These sheep are grazed on the rolling fields in relatively mild temperatures. New Zealand maintains stringent Animal Welfare Regulations that are used by the International Wool Textile Organisation. Pure Wool 5825 is traceable through its direct supply from the ranch to our manufacturing plant in the USA.
Paragon Wool as part of the IWTO is committed to the highest standards of sheep care and well-being .
Animal welfare and caring for the environment are also increasingly important to consumers and to brands and retailers. IWTO is committed to transparency in all stages of the wool pipeline, and animal welfare is very much a part of this commitment.
An animal is in a good state of welfare if it is healthy, comfortable, well nourished, safe, able to express innate behavior, and if it is not suffering from unpleasant states such as pain, fear, and distress”. “Good animal welfare requires disease prevention and apropriate veterinary treatment, shelter,management and nutrition, humane handling and humane slaughter or killing.
The guidance provided by the internationally recognized 5 freedoms:
1. Freedom from hunger, thirst and malnutrition – through ready access to fresh water and a diet sufficient to maintain full health and vigour;
2. Freedom from discomfort – through provision of an appropriately sheltered and comfortable environment
3. Freedom from pain, injury and disease – by prevention, or rapid diagnosis and treatment
4. Freedom to express normal patterns of behavior – through provision of sufficient space, suitable facilities, and company of the animal’s own kind
5. Freedom from fear and distress – ensuring conditions and treatments imposed avoid mental suffering IWTO also recognises the value of the 5 Freedoms in a guidance sense, and consistent with the views of others, that these freedoms represent ‘ideal’ states, rather than specific standards for acceptable welfare.