More on Mulesing
NOVEMBER 19, 2008
But a national vote of producers has elected a group of pro-mulesing directors to control Australian Wool Innovation (AWI). From The Age: Animal rights activists intend ramping up their international campaign against Australian wool after producers indicated they would not stick to a deadline for phasing out mulesing. The controversial practice - in which folds of skin are cut from a sheep's rear to prevent fly and maggot infestation - was due to end by 2010.
Research Animals Rescued from North Carolina Lab
SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
Quick work on the part of the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S. This event serves as dramatic testament to what can happen when the humane community comes together to oppose cruelty," says AWI President, Cathy Liss. "We Awful story, but this is the reason I support PETA, even when they do wacky things sometimes. Their investigations produce results. From the PR Newswire.
US Retailers Concerned Over Australia's Delay in Ending Mulesing
APRIL 7, 2010
Macy's, Gap and Liz Claiborne Inc are among the big names to warn of their ''growing alarm'' and frustration over the backdown by the marketing and research body Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) from its promise in 2005 to replace mulesing with a commercially viable alternative by the end of this year. Such an awful practice. But, as is typical with many large industries, there is a resistance to change unless there is a clear and immediate profit windfall.