Why do silkworms are killed by boiling them in the water?
Can we get silk without killing them?

Why do silkworms are killed by boiling them in the water?
Can we get silk without killing them?

2 thoughts on “Why do silkworms are killed by boiling them in the water?<br /> Can we get silk without killing them?”

  1. Answer:

    When the silkworms are still in their cocoons they are boiled out so that they would die inside. This process is done before the silkworms come out of the cocoons so as to bring out the best silk. After the silkworm dies it becomes easier to unwrap the silk threads.

    Ahimsa Silk, also known as peace silk, cruelty-free silk and non-violent silk, refers to any type of silk that is produced without harming or killing the silk worms. (It is also, erroneously, called vegan silk.

  2. Answer:

    Here’s your answer

    There’s no getting around this: Silkworms die to produce silk. … These processes make the cocoon easier to unwind in a single, unbroken filament that can be woven into silk thread. But when you dip the cocoon in boiling water or bake it with hot air, you’re killing the pupa inside.

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