‘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 [...]

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+09:30January 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+09:30March 11th, 2012|Animal Welfare, Mulesing, Retail - Demand Side|0 Comments

A new generation of breeders

Weekly Times  Brian Clancy |  October 31, 2011 If the prices paid for Merino rams this season are any guide, the trend is back to big wool cuts. But there is also more, according to South Australian stud breeder Andrew Michael. "The demand is also for fertility, plainer bodies and no horns," he said. [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:04+09:30October 31st, 2011|Animal Welfare, Mulesing|0 Comments

Musesing Declaration ‘innocent’ mistake

Rural Press  BY TERRY SIM |18 Oct, 2011 03:30 AM A TREND among Australian woolgrowers of incorrectly declaring their sheep as not mulesed was “innocent”, according to AWEX quality and technical manager Dr Kerry Hansford. On-farm inspections by AWEX between September last year and June 2011 found that 15 per cent of declarations of non-mulesed [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:04+09:30October 18th, 2011|Mulesing, Supply and Production Issues|0 Comments

Patagonia pushes traceability

Rural Press   TERRY SIM  27 Aug, 2011 NewMerino’s Peter Vandeleur, left, with Patagonia’s Todd Copeland with a NewMerino base-layer T-Shirt OUTDOOR clothing company Patagonia gave its full support for wool traceability and unmulesed wool production at the Merino2020 conference in Wagga Wagga last week. While outlining the development of the [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:04+09:30August 27th, 2011|Mulesing, Retail - Demand Side, Sustainability|0 Comments

Ludwig’s social licence

  Weekly Times Brian Clancy |  June 24, 2011 WHETHER it was thought up by Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig or the Government, “social licence” is on the farming agenda. Senator Ludwig referred to a social licence when questioned last week in the Senate as to why his ban on live exports to Indonesia included exports [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:05+09:30June 24th, 2011|Animal Welfare, Mulesing|0 Comments

Wool must heed live-trade warning

Weekly Times June 20, 2011 ANIMAL welfare concerns can erupt at any time, writes BRIAN CLANCY Memo to wool producers. Beware the power of public perception. Wool can’t afford to be caught napping like the live cattle export industry was last week. Just what costs the cattle industry will pay for the immediate ban on [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:05+09:30June 20th, 2011|Animal Welfare, Mulesing|0 Comments