Proposed Mulesing Definition Change

Proposed Mulesing Definition Change Sheep Central | Terry Sim | September 16, 2019 OPPOSITION is mounting this week to a proposed change “by stealth” of the definition of sheep mulesing in Victoria. Under the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Sheep, mulesing is the removal of skin from the breech and/or tail of [...]

2019-10-09T17:02:22+10:30September 16th, 2019|Mulesing|0 Comments

Swiss plan to label mulesed sheep garments

Swiss plan to label mulesed sheep garments Sheep Central | Terry Sim | September 11, 2019 Swiss Greens MP Aline Trede NEITHER Australia’s major wool industry bodies nor the Federal Government had planned to notify the nation’s grass roots growers of a Swiss proposal to label garments made from wool harvested from mulesed Merino [...]

2019-10-04T12:56:09+09:30September 11th, 2019|Animal Welfare, Mulesing|0 Comments

PETA UK anti wool advertisment.

Sheep Central | Terry Sim | September 4, 2019 ANIMAL rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has been ordered not to use the claim “wool is just as cruel as fur” by the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority. The ASA upheld complaints against PETA for an advertisement displayed buses in February [...]

2019-10-02T12:39:08+09:30September 4th, 2019|Mulesing, News and Opinion, PETA|0 Comments

SustainaWool AWEX

SustainaWool moving to Subscriber-based fee system Sheep Central | Terry Sim | September 2, 2019 AUSTRALIA’S first industry-owned wool integrity scheme SustainaWOOL will move to a subscriber-based fee system within weeks. SustainaWOOL program manager Paul Swan said the scheme will be funded on a subscription fee basis for buyer, broker, grower, and processor members [...]

Victoria Pain Relief Regulation for Mulesing

Pain Relief Regulation for Mulesing Sheep Central | Terry Sim | August 30, 2019 VICTORIAN sheep producers will risk on-the-spot-fines and penalties when they mules a sheep or lamb without pain relief after December this year, if draft regulations released this week are adopted. Under the draft Prevention of Cruelty to Animals regulations, a [...]

2019-10-04T15:10:34+09:30August 30th, 2019|Animal Welfare, Mulesing|0 Comments

Animal Welfare Groups Seek New Timeline

Animal welfare groups seek new mulesing phase-out timeline from AWI Sheep Central |Terry Sim | March 15, 2019 ANIMAL welfare groups have asked Australian Wool Innovation to implement a more proactive strategy to rapidly phase out surgical mulesing and deal more effectively with flystrike. The call by the Humane Society International and FOUR PAWS [...]

2019-10-02T11:27:39+09:30March 15th, 2019|Animal Welfare, Mulesing|0 Comments

Mulesing deadline alive again

Weekly Times   January 2, 2013-01-05  Sarah Hudson ANIMAL activists have set a new deadline for Australian wool growers to cease mulesing. Animal Liberation NSW executive director Mark Pearson has demanded producers abandon the controversial practice, where skin is removed from the rear ends of sheep to prevent fly-strike, by January 1 next year. Mr Pearson [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:04+10:30January 2nd, 2013|Animal Welfare, Mulesing|0 Comments

Values key to agriculture’s social licence

Stock Journal | BY DEANNA LUSH | 16 Jul, 2012 LIVESTOCK farmers are being urged to reclaim the moral high ground in the animal welfare debate by understanding that values – not science – drive the public’s perception of agricultural practices. United States Center for Food Integrity chief executive Charlie Arnot said values were the [...]

Mulesing – Retail position paper

  The following ‘position paper’ was issued in the last week of February 2012 and is signed by 17 trade organisations representing European and North American textile apparel manufacturers, retailers and brands on the practice of mulesing in the Australian wool industry.       •   As the world’s largest supplier of wool, and an [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:04+10:30March 11th, 2012|Animal Welfare, Mulesing, Retail - Demand Side|0 Comments