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Good News for Sheep in New Zealand

Written by PETA | July 11, 2007

Check out this photo from yesterday’s demonstration outside the New Zealand Consulate-General’s office in Sydney, Australia. The demo was humming along nicely when lo and behold, former New South Wales Premier Bob Carr (Note to Americans: New South Wales is a state in Australia and a “Premier” is, like, a governor) walked up. You can tell from the photo that the girls were enjoying themselves and the coy smile on Mr. Carr’s face tells me that he quite enjoyed the surprise of seeing the demonstrators, who were wearing only giant cardboard hearts, to thank New Zealand farmers for ending the practice of mulesing. For those not familiar with it, mulesing is the hideous procedure where farmers force live sheep onto their backs, restrain their legs between metal bars, and, without any painkillers whatsoever, slice chunks of flesh from around their tail area.Bob Carr naked.jpgAnyway, for New Zealand farmers to stop mulesing altogether is a huge step forward and is a clear signal to neighboring Australian farmers that it’s time for them to do the same thing or get left in the dust . . .

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  • Ee Ling says:

    So glad to hear that! Hopefully Australia will put a stop to the practice of mulesing. S

  • maisie says:

    wow i am so pleased we finally made it

  • dae seok says:

    hi i would like to know who she is. i like that lady. please..i would like to meet that lady. she is an angel to me. i am an korean. if you know that lady would you send me email to me?

  • Ana says:

    I love sheep they are so gentle so docile and so cruelly treated. These poor sheep can only expect a horrible violent death in Egypt and rest of the Middle East in disgusting conditions. The solution is go vegan!!!

  • Carolyn Barnes says:

    About time!!! That’s great news for the sheep. Come Australia get with the program and start caring about your animals again. Whether they are in your country or not. Also start checking up on all the animals you ship from your country to other countries like EGYPT!!!!

  • RabidLeroy says:

    Thumbs up for New Zealand! Australia better follow suit or else!

  • allegro says:

    this rocks at least one more victory!

  • Canaduck says:

    Whoa nice job NZ!