Bloody Sheep Butt Serves PETA Cause

Showing a lamb’s butt that has been mutilated with a pair of gardening shears, next to the tagline "Help Stop Cruelty to Animals—Boycott Benetton" and steering viewers toward UnitedCrueltyOfBenetton, PETA is at their finest again with a brand-new ad has just gone up at in San Francisco at Lombard and Fillmore streets, facing east. The ad is the latest in PETA’s international campaign against two forms of cruelty in the Australian merino wool business, which has involved protests on three continents, an advertising blitz, and a burgeoning boycott. PETA has targeted Benetton for refusing to join other major retailers—including Abercrombie & Fitch, J.Crew, and U.K.-based New Look and George—in refusing to buy wool that comes from mutilated Australian lambs. Gross.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 6-05   Click to Comment   
  

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PETA may be right to draw the attention of the general public to farming practices that are unpleasant but unfortunately necessary in the Australian sheep industry. However, it is clear that they have little understanding of the issue. Pink and PETA both need to do a little research into the sheep industry in Australia before they do something like openly call for a boycott. The people they are preaching to are most likely Americans not familiar with the Australian climate and sheep market and so are probably as uninformed.

There are economic and social consequences to this irresponsible protest. Although not ideal, 'mulesing' is far better than let sheep die a slow and painful death from fly strike. Rather than mouth-off over something they know nothing about, Pink and the PETA would be better to do a little more research to seek the real truth.

Pink will be in Australia soon and I encourage her to take the time to chat with Australian Farmers. I'm sure they would oblige.

It would also pay her to look into other industries, such as her own for illegal and unfair practices. Pink is contracted to Arista Records, which is owned by Sony BMG - a company that licenses factories throughout the world to manufacture its products, usually in Asia. Many of these factories are operated under third world conditions with poor pay, entitlements and no workers rights.

Perhaps we will see Pink protest to her employer about poor work practices and attitudes to its own employees around the world? Perhaps she will invite consumers to boycott her own recordings as a sign of solidarity? I think not.

Celebrities need to research these things correctly before lending their name to ridiculous causes, as her song is titled, 'Stupid Girl'.

Posted by: Save the Pinks!! on December 21, 2006 2:01 AM

PETA may be right to draw the attention of the general public to farming practices that are unpleasant but unfortunately necessary in the Australian sheep industry. However, it is clear that they have little understanding of the issue. Pink and PETA both need to do a little research into the sheep industry in Australia before they do something like openly call for a boycott. The people they are preaching to are most likely Americans not familiar with the Australian climate and sheep market and so are probably as uninformed.

There are economic and social consequences to this irresponsible protest. Although not ideal, 'mulesing' is far better than let sheep die a slow and painful death from fly strike. Rather than mouth-off over something they know nothing about, Pink and the PETA would be better to do a little more research to seek the real truth.

Pink will be in Australia soon and I encourage her to take the time to chat with Australian Farmers. I'm sure they would oblige.

It would also pay her to look into other industries, such as her own for illegal and unfair practices. Pink is contracted to Arista Records, which is owned by Sony BMG - a company that licenses factories throughout the world to manufacture its products, usually in Asia. Many of these factories are operated under third world conditions with poor pay, entitlements and no workers rights.

Perhaps we will see Pink protest to her employer about poor work practices and attitudes to its own employees around the world? Perhaps she will invite consumers to boycott her own recordings as a sign of solidarity? I think not.

Celebrities need to research these things correctly before lending their name to ridiculous causes, as her song is titled, 'Stupid Girl'.

Posted by: Save the Pinks!! on December 21, 2006 2:01 AM







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