Australia- Stop Painful Surgical Mutilation of Lambs

  • by: Nyack Clancy
  • target: Australia Prime Minister The Hon. Tony Abbott, Minister for Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry Barnaby Joyce
Millions of sheep suffer the horrifying pain of mutilation known as "mulesing" every year. The unimaginable painful surgical proceedure involves cutting large strips of flesh from the hind legs of lambs who are about 4 weeks old- mulsing is done to create scars and a smooth skin that cannot harbour flies. Anaesthesia and painkillers are not required during or after the procedure.

The selective breeding of Marino sheep is more commonly practiced in Australia; the world's leading sheep producer and exporter with a national flock of an estimated 135 million sheep, but is practiced globally.

Marino sheep are more susceptible to flystike infestations. Flies are attracted to the moisture and urine that collects within the unnatural folds of skin in Marino sheep and lay their eggs.

The most effective way to stop flystrike is to breed sheep who have less wrinkly skin. We ask the Australian wool industry to transition to a less wrinkly breed and stop this barbaric, inhumane, act of cruelty of mutilating defenseless lambs.

Prime Misister of Australia
The Hon. Tony Abbott
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6277 7700
Fax: 02 6273 4100
Contact the Prime Minister

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone: 02 6277 7520
Fax: 02 6273 4120
Contact: http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Contact_Senator_or_Member?MPID=E5D

Millions of sheep suffer the horrifying pain of mutilation known as "mulesing" every year. The unimaginable painful surgical proceedure involves cutting large strips of flesh from the hind legs of lambs who are about 4 weeks old- mulsing is done to create scars and a smooth skin that cannot harbour flies. Anaesthesia and painkillers are not required during or after the procedure.

The selective breeding of Marino sheep is more commonly practiced in Australia; the world's leading sheep producer and exporter with a national flock of an estimated 135 million sheep, but is practiced globally.

Marino sheep are more susceptible to flystike infestations. Flies are attracted to the moisture and urine that collects within the unnatural folds of skin in Marino sheep and lay their eggs.

The most effective way to stop flystrike is to breed sheep who have less wrinkly skin. We ask the Australian wool industry to transition to a less wrinkly breed and stop this barbaric, inhumane, act of cruelty of mutilating defenseless lambs.

Prime Misister of Australia
The Hon. Tony Abbott
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6277 7700
Fax: 02 6273 4100
Contact the Prime Minister

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone: 02 6277 7520
Fax: 02 6273 4120
Contact: http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Contact_Senator_or_Member?MPID=E5D

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