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Thursday, December 21st 2006

10:10 PM (5293 days, 0h, 45min ago)

Boycott Australian Wool Now!!







Pink sees red over sheep 'cruelty'

Wed, 20 Dec 2006

US pop star Pink has joined a campaign to boycott Australian wool over allegations farmers Down Under are cruel to sheep.

In a gory video on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) website that features sheep having their throats sliced, the singer describes Australian sheep farmers as "sadistic".

She also criticises the practice of "mulesing", cutting off slices of flesh from lambs' rear ends to prevent flystrike — the infestation of flesh-eating maggots. And she rails against live sheep exports from Australia to the Middle East in overcrowded ships.

"I am calling on consumers to check labels on sweaters before buying them, and if they're merino wool or made in Australia, to leave them on the racks," she said.  

Australian actress Toni Collette and Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde have previously campaigned with PETA to end mulesing.



4 said something..

Posted by Eric Kwan:

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007 @ 6:04 AM (5281 days, 16h, 52min ago)

Posted by sparkle:

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Monday, January 1st 2007 @ 1:31 AM (5282 days, 21h, 25min ago)

Posted by Claire Andrews:

Apparently mulesing is going to be phased out in Australia by 2010 - but I wonder what the delay is? Why not tomorrow?
Saturday, December 23rd 2006 @ 10:09 AM (5291 days, 12h, 47min ago)

Posted by AmandaMagick:

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Saturday, December 23rd 2006 @ 1:32 AM (5291 days, 21h, 24min ago)

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