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I'm just curious. I saw a programme that it's pressed out of the sheep's wool. Generally what do you do? Is lanolin a product that you could live without, or do you use it as it comes from the wool, which does not involve killing the animal.<br><br>
Sorry if this seems a stupid question, it just got me wondering.<br><br>
Also, are The Body Shop's products vegetarian? Lush?
 

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I don't use lanolin, but I'm vegan. I would have used it when I was lacto-ovo vegetarian.<br><br>
I don't shop at The Body Shop much, but LUSH is a very veg-friendly company. They label all their vegan products.
 

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Yeah, lanolin isn't vegan but I imagine most vegetarians wouldn't bother to avoid it since they are still consuming milk and eggs.<br><br>
However as far as cruelty goes there are serious issues when it comes to lanolin. You don't need to kill sheep to get wool but they DO slaughter them anyway when their wool production starts to decline so by buying wool or wool products you are still paying to kill an animal. Mulesing is also a horrifying and cruel practice done to sheep. <a href="http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_cruelty/wool.htm" target="_blank">http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_cruelty/wool.htm</a>
 

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I suppose you can get lots of lanolin from pressing wool. I've seen it "harvested" right from the glands that produce it though, and the process is very traumatic for the sheep.
 

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Yeah, lanolin isn't vegan but I imagine most vegetarians wouldn't bother to avoid it since they are still consuming milk and eggs.<br><br>
However as far as cruelty goes there are serious issues when it comes to lanolin. You don't need to kill sheep to get wool <b>but they DO slaughter them anyway when their wool production starts to decline so by buying wool or wool products you are still paying to kill an animal</b>. Mulesing is also a horrifying and cruel practice done to sheep. <a href="http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_cruelty/wool.htm" target="_blank">http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_cruelty/wool.htm</a></div>
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Ah, I never realised that. I guess I had a very romantic view of what happened to the animals when they stopped producing wool. I always just assumed that they were to live out their lives in peace. It's probably a very naive view. Mainly I got that impression because we have a common area near us and the animals are sheared once a year and then left to roam.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I suppose you can get lots of lanolin from pressing wool. I've seen it "harvested" right from the glands that produce it though, and the process is very traumatic for the sheep.</div>
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Ugh, that does not sound very nice at all. I couldn't imagine anyone doing that to a sheep. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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ugh.....didn't know what mulesing was.....
 

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I'm just curious. I saw a programme that it's pressed out of the sheep's wool. Generally what do you do? Is lanolin a product that you could live without, or do you use it as it comes from the wool, which does not involve killing the animal.<br><br>
Sorry if this seems a stupid question, it just got me wondering.<br><br>
Also, are The Body Shop's products vegetarian? Lush?</div>
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I use it. I get it from the same place i get my yarn, and then I play and romp with the alpacas and sheep for a bit ^.^
 

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was this on kill it cut it use it? I have it on my sky to watch. I had no idea...:/ Must check things now.<br>
The body shop dont test on animals, but I dont think their stuff is vegan. not 100% on that. They are owned by Loreal, who do test on animals though. So most veg*ns I know boycott.<br>
Try Superdrug own brand and the Co op <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> (<a href="http://www.gocrueltyfree.org" target="_blank">www.gocrueltyfree.org</a>)
 

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I saw the lanolin being squeezed from the wool on Kill It, Cut It, Use It. They didn't really show any other way of getting it. I watch everything but the killing. I saw it a grand total of once and was in hysterics.
 

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I stopped using it when I went vegetarian. Although, I wasn't using it much before anyway because I usually can't use the sorts of things they would put it in (such as soap) because I have allergic contact dermatitis (sensitive skin).
 

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I also avoided it when I was lacto-ovo.
 

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If you have any concern for animal welfare, stay away from commercial animal products wherever you possibly can. When animals become a source of money for people, the animals never fare well. Besides, for the items you're looking for that contain lanolin, I'll bet you can find really good substitutes.
 
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