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Use of guard dogs to help avoid predation by foxes and pumas in a friendly manner with the predator. 2. Flock Improvement Standard Breed open face, plain-bodied animals, which are better adapted for extensive grazing systems. Open faces ensure clear vision throughout the year, and cor- relate with fertility and fi tness Breed for high fat deposition that correlates with the ability to survive and breed under climatic stressful conditions Breed solely using natural methods (no arti fi cial gene manipulation) 3. Wool Classing and Shearing Standards Comply with Argentina s National Standard in all procedures involving shear- ing, classing and packing of wool (above the standard for advanced fl ocks) Shear using snow combs or blades to reduce cold stress and leave more wool on the skin in order to increase insulation Exhibit 3 Patagonia CEO Statement Patagonia to Cease Purchasing Wool from Ovis 21 Dear Friends, We ve spent the past several days looking deep into our wool supply chain, shocked by the disturbing footage of animal cruelty that came to light last week. Patagonia s partnership with Ovis 21 has been a source of pride because of the program s genuine commitment to regenerating the grassland ecosystem, but this work must come equally with respectful and humane treatment of the animals that contribute to this endeavor. The most shocking portion of PETA s video shows the killing of animals for human consumption. Like those in the Ovis 21 network, most commercial-scale ranches that produce wool from sheep also produce meat. What s most important is that we apply strong and consistent measures to ensure animals on ranches that supply wool for products bearing the Patagonia name are treated humanely, whe- ther during shearing or slaughter. We took some important steps to protect animals in partnering with Ovis 21, but we failed to implement a comprehensive process to assure animal welfare, and we are dismayed to witness such horrifying mistreatment. In light of this, we ve made a frank and open-eyed assessment of the Ovis program. Our conclusion: it is impossible to ensure immediate changes to objectionable prac- tices on Ovis 21 ranches, and we have therefore made the decision that we will no longer buy wool from them. This is a dif fi cult decision, but it s the right thing to do. 68 M. Á . Gardetti
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Re-building our wool program with a partner that can ensure a strong and consistent approach to animal welfare, while also fostering healthy grasslands will be a signi fi cant challenge. However, we reject the notion that cruelty is essential to wool production, despite what PETA claims. Patagonia will continue to make products from wool because of its unique performance attributes. We will continue to sell products made from the wool we ve already purchased. And we will con- tinue to offer excellent synthetic alternatives for those who prefer them, while constantly pushing to innovate and invest in new materials and better supply chains.
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