Pink Is Not Australia’s Favorite Color

December 21st, 2006 // 1 Comment

Australia has responded to the international plea made by pop star, Pink asking the world to abstain from purchasing wool from that country. Starpulse News Blog reports:

The singer has signed on to host a new People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) video exposing lamb mutilations and sheep cruelty. She slammed the practice of “mulesing”, where chunks of skin are carved from sheeps’ backsides without any pain relief, as “sadistic”.

However, Australian Treasurer Peter Costello claims the practice is necessary to prevent fatal maggot infestations. He says, “Pink is entitled to her views but at the end of the day would Australia’s farmers take advice from Pink? Sheep are at risk of being fly-blown and dying… it’s not a pretty sight. Mulesing is not a pretty sight either but it’s a damn sight more humane than letting a sheep die fly-blown in a paddock.”

I’m not really good at taking a stand against cruelty to animals, although I will admit to getting upset if I see a kitten being punched in the face. Yeah, I’m totally against that.

Australian Government Hits Back at Pink, Defends Wool Practices [Starpulse News Blog]

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By Lisa Timmons
  1. LadySpankington

    She’s a dumbass. She should have looked into the practice and why it’s performed before knocking wool. As a knitter, mulesing is something I’m familiar with. It was a big issue a few years back. There was a farm that decided to stop and the sheep got so maggot infested, the whole herd died from infection. The deaths were long and painful, as opposed to mulesing, which is relatively quick and permanent, so the sheep only suffer once.

    PETA is for tools.

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