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Many Australians are aware that sheep in Australia are subjected to the cruelty of live export and mulesing, but few are aware that they have become the latest tragic victims of factory farming.
This is about to change. Footage provided by Animals Australia will underpin an exposé on the ultra-fine wool industry to be aired this coming week on 6.30 with George Negus (on Channel 10).
Animals Australia has been campaigning against the cruel individual penning of sheep since our 2004 investigationinto the ‘Wool Factory’ in Victoria showedsheep chewing on the wooden slats and strands of wire of their pens due to stress, frustration and boredom.
Sadly new footage from the Wool Factory not only confirms that conditions for these animals have not improved, but that a second shed with similar individual pens has been built — doubling the capacity. With increasing numbers of sheep being subjected to the cruelty of factory-farmed wool production it is imperative that this practice is banned.
This coming week’s ‘battery sheep’ story on 6.30 with George Negus will show never before released footage. Animals Australia’s Executive Director Glenys Oogjes has been interviewed as well as other animal welfare experts. Though we cannot confirm which night the story will run, it could air as early as Monday night.
Please watch this important exposé and then visit our website to find out how you can help end this cruel practice.
Thanks as always for your caring and support,