Lanolin is a by product of the wool industry
Wool is carefully shorn (cut using electric clippers) from the live sheep by sheepshearers. Sheepshearers are specialized farm workers who learn this skill over many years of shearing practice. They shear (cut) the wool off the sheep; then the wool is washed before the wool oil (lanolin) is extracted (scoured) from the wool. The wool is harvested from sheep just like milk is harvested from cows, and honey is harvested from bees. Therefore there is NO animal cruelty associated with shearing the sheep.
Derived from the karite tree in Africa