Pakistan and India Go to Bat Against Australia Over Cruelty to Animals

January 2005

Pakistan and India have set aside their differences and come to an agreement: that cruelty to Australian animals for wool must not be tolerated. Bonanza Garment Industries, one of Pakistan’s largest garment-manufacturing companies, and India’s Mohini Exports have both informed People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) that they will refuse to use Australian merino wool as long as animals are treated cruelly in order to obtain it.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind