A lamb’s thick winter coat keeps it warm during the cold winter months. When the summer brings sunny days, the sheep don’t need their thick coat and the sheep’s wool is sheared. That wool is made into yarn, further processed, and then transformed into sweaters, socks, pants, skirts, and blankets. According to the passage, which of the following BEST describes why sheep are sheared?
So we can use the wool to make clothes.
Because they get too hot in the summer.
The sheep’s coat is dangerous to them.
They look better without their coat.
Detailed Explanation
The passage states that the sheep's wool is sheared and then processed into yarn and other materials used to make clothes. This directly implies that the primary reason for shearing sheep is to obtain their wool for clothing production.
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