Hi all, Some time ago I started a small conservative activist group at www.efficiency1st.org
to fight PETA on mulesing. We only had a few members and we sent off emails to corporations that had agreed to stop using Aussie wool. The campaign was very successful and pushed PETA underground with their campaign. Now they are back and looking to force the wool industry to stop mulesing, that would be a disaster for millions of sheep and for every other livestock industry as they would then move on to ban most livestock husbandry practices.
As aresult of PETA's renewed campaign Country road has recently announced that they will be seeking to use unmulesed wool in their products, see our website at efficiency1st.org to see some interesting arguments concerning increased carbon emmisions as a result of that. Right now though we need as many people as possible to email Jeremy Stent at country road at StentJ@CountryRoad.com.au You can use the message below.
Best regards to all
Dear Country Road, Could you please reverse your decision to use non-mulesed wool. Mulesing is the best way for Australian wool producers to maintain the highest standards of welfare for their sheep. This is because non-mulesed sheep require more chemical inputs and higher levels of maintenance due to the increased level of flystrike. Flystrike is the cruellest thing that can ever happen to a sheep. Higher chemical inputs eventually poison our environment. Figures compiled by efficiency1st.org also show that if the Australian flock were to be non-mulesed it would likely cause the emission of an extra 50,000 kilograms of unnecessary carbon dioxide into the atmosphere due to additional welfare activities on farm. Your decision to buy non-mulesed wool is extremely unethical and is no doubt a response to unethical and extreme minority groups such as PETA. Please reverse your decision today