Monday, June 9, 2008

Boycotting Australian Wool

Celebs unite to battle animal activists
By Samantha Williams June 08, 2008 11:35pm

SOME of Australia's biggest names have told an extreme US animal rights group to back off in its campaign to boycott a national icon.

As People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) convinced another international retailer to boycott Australian wool that has been mulesed, leading fashion designer Alex Perry has thrown his weight behind the wool industry.

"PETA needs to back off," Mr Perry said. Read More

This isn’t something you see in the United States, having celebrities stand up against PETA. One of the biggest things to note from this article is the lack of knowledge about this practice by the companies that are boycotting it. When the spokeswoman from AB Lindex was asked about mulesing, she couldn’t explain what it was or why it was done.

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