PURE WOOL LIFE INSULATION 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 LIFE INSULATION is traceable through its direct supply from the ranch to our manufacturing plant in the USA.
Wool Life 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 appropriate 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 vigor;
2. Freedom from discomfort – through the 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 the provision of sufficient space, suitable facilities, and the company of the animal’s own kind
5. Freedom from fear and distress – ensuring conditions and treatments imposed avoid mental suffering IWTO also recognizes the value of the 5 Freedoms in a guidance sensor, and consistent with the views of others, that these freedoms represent ‘ideal’ states, rather than specific standards for acceptable welfare.