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Exposed Again: Lambs’ Flesh and Tails Cut, Sheep Beaten in the Face for Wool in Australia

An eyewitness worked on a sheep farm in Victoria, Australia, and found the farm manager and workers mutilating terrified lambs in assembly line fashion — showing, yet again, that there is no such thing as humanely produced wool.

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PETA: ‘PETA and its international affiliates exposed cruelty to sheep used for wool in Australia in 2013, 2015, and 2017… After all that, you might think that wool industry workers would be on their best behavior and try not to hurt sheep quite so badly. But you would be wrong. In 2018, an eyewitness worked on a sheep farm in Victoria, Australia, the world’s top wool exporter, and found the farm manager and workers mutilating terrified lambs in assembly line fashion—showing, yet again, that there is no such thing as humanely produced wool. Then, an eyewitness worked for a sheep-shearing contractor in New South Wales, Australia, and found that workers struck the gentle, frightened sheep in the face with sharp metal clippers…

Workers also cut chunks of flesh off lambs’ hindquarters with shears in a crude attempt, known as “mulesing,” to address problems caused by breeding them to produce excessive amounts of wool. Lambs are prey animals who normally suffer in silence, rather than drawing attention to themselves and attracting further harm, but these animals were treated so badly that they cried out in agony and fear. Mulesing is a barbaric effort to create smoother skin that won’t collect moisture and attract egg-laying flies, leading to “flystrike.” But the exposed, bloody wounds often become infected with maggots anyway, causing many mulesed sheep to suffer and endure prolonged, agonizing deaths…

All these agonizing procedures took place in full view of the lambs’ mothers, who frantically called out to them and tried to get as close to them as possible. Workers then dropped the lambs to the ground or a blood-spattered mat, where many landed hard on their bloody wounds. They cried out as they ran in search of their mothers amid the flock… In New South Wales… shearers repeatedly struck the naturally timid sheep in the face with sharp metal clippers and in the stomach with their bent knee… One farmer put a tight ring around a sheep’s scrotum—which is extremely painful—without anesthetics so that his testicles would shrivel up and fall off weeks later. When other animals’ testicles didn’t fall off as expected, shearers simply cut them off with their clippers’. SOURCE…

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