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‘End Mulesing’ Petition – German Filmaker

Sheep Central | May 19, 2019 | Terry Sim A GERMAN filmmaker has launched a petition calling for the immediate ban of surgical mulesing and other operations without pain relief, and a legislated plan to phase out the flystrike prevention practice in Australia. The filmmaker, Joanna Michna and her film crew have launched German and [...]

2015 will be the year brands take a public stand on social issues

The Guardian | Jonah Sachs | January 2, 2015 Pro-social brands are the next step for companies looking to morally engage with consumers. Driven by marketers who are moving beyond claims of sustainability and into strong stands on relevant social issues, this trend picked up momentum in 2014. It will be positively explosive in 2015. [...]

Woolmark Standards Evolve

Australian Wool Innovation | January 16, 2015 The Woolmark and Woolmark Blend logos will be seen on a more diverse range of products after a review The Woolmark Company’s Licensing Program and specifications. More sport, outdoor, casual, denim and wool-filled products are an example of where wool has been used in new products in recent [...]

2019-05-13T23:28:54+09:30January 20th, 2015|General interest, Marketing & promotion|0 Comments

New animal cruelty reporting legislation due next year

Sheep Central | By Terry Sim, 08 December 2014 A Bill to protect animals under the Criminal Code would not punish whistleblowers or stop employees from reporting cruelty, veterinarian and Senator for Western Australia Chris Back said today. The proposed legislation will require anyone taking visible images of action they believe to be malicious cruelty [...]

2019-05-13T23:31:21+09:30December 8th, 2014|Animal Welfare|0 Comments

Pasture genebank established

Federal Department of Agriculture |2 December 2014 South Australia is set to secure Australia’s rich pastoral heritage and ensure future farming success as the host of the Australian Pastures Genebank. Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the genebank would be located at the Plant Research Centre at Waite Campus, and would preserve more than 70,000 [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:01+09:30December 3rd, 2014|Land management, Sustainability|0 Comments

NewMerino developing shearing Code of Practice

Consistent with our commitment to animal welfare and the ethical treatment of animals NewMerino® is working in conjunction with the Shearing Contractors Association of Australia (SCAA) to develop and implement a Code of Practice for shearers and the operations of shearing teams in Australian shearing sheds. The Code will conform to best practice standards outlined [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:01+09:30August 1st, 2014|Animal Welfare|0 Comments

PETA slammed for delayed reporting promptly

Weekly Times | July 16, 2014 | Cimara Doutré and Nicola Bell PETA have been slammed for not reporting animal cruelty to authorities for up to 12 months ANIMAL activists witnessed animal cruelty in Australian shearing sheds for up to 12 months before reporting it to authorities.  US-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:01+09:30July 16th, 2014|Animal Welfare|0 Comments

Shearers defend industry after PETA video

Weekly Times | July 15, 2014 | Nicola Bell THE shearing industry has defended its profession against videos released by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals last week showing shearers abusing sheep.    Formal shearer training is conducted in Australia Shearing contractors Jason and Diddi Wingfield, of Baldwin Shearing, at Cobram, said [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:01+09:30July 16th, 2014|Animal Welfare|0 Comments

Vic shearer gives Peta open invite

Rural Press | The Land | 11 July, 2014 | Dannika Bonser A VICTORIAN shearing contractor has invited PETA to spend a day in the shed with one of her shearing teams. Emma Morvell has run Central Shearing out of Ballarat for the past 11 years. “They have painted a five minute video of people [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:01+09:30July 11th, 2014|Animal Welfare|0 Comments