Animal Welfare

 

Sheepskin

Ugg Boots does not use sheepskin unless it is a byproduct of the meat industry. Sheep are not raised for their skins. Sheep are raised primarily for meat and wool, with the sheepskin being a byproduct.

We support efforts to end the practice of mulesing.

Eliminating inhumane treatment of sheep, are among the reasons Ugg Boots devotes significant resources to prevent the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit goods. 

Kangaroo Leather

Kangaroos are overpopulated in Australia and due to the environmental issues they cause, the Australian government has created culling programs to control numbers. The leather is the strongest hide by weight ratio and the meat is commonly eaten or used in the pet food industry.