Ethically Sourced Wool

Here at Cat Cave Co we are passionate about all our furry friends, not just cats. That's why we ensure all our wool is ethically sourced from New Zealand.  

Sheep shearing must be practiced for the health, hygiene and wellbeing of each sheep. As stated in the Official Statement released by The American Society of Animal Science Board of Directors:

"As long as there are sheep, shearing must be practiced for the health and hygiene of each individual animal. Unlike other animals, most sheep are unable to shed. If a sheep goes too long without being shorn, a number of problems occur. 

  • The excess wool impedes the ability of sheep to regulate their body temperatures. This can cause sheep to become overheated and die
  • Urine, faeces and other materials become trapped in the wool, attracting files, maggots and other pests. This causes irritation, infections and endangers the health of the animal
  • Sheep with large amounts of wool can become immobilised by physical obstacles in their path and are more susceptible to predator attacks"

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If you have any concerns or queries we strongly advise checking out the work the ASAS do to protect animals. You can find out more information here!