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Mulesing continues to be inflicted on Australia's merino sheep. There are plenty of humane and pain-free ways to prevent flystrike, and it's time those techniques be implemented everywhere! Sign here to sign mulesing for good!:
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In Australia, rural farmers are taking part in a practice called mulesing that involves painfully mutilating lambs and sheep. An infestation of maggots has taken hold of many sheep populations on Australian farms, and farmers' first line of defense is to slice large portions of skin off of the poor animals in attempts to rid them of the pests. No anesthetics are used in this process and the lambs are often permanently wounded. They can even bleed to death.

The saddest part about this appalling practice is that alternatives exist. One such way is to breed sheep that don't possess as wrinkly skin so that the flies that lay the eggs don't have anywhere to hide on their bodies.

Write to Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott asking him to require farmers to begin breeding tactics that will make the lambs' skin less accommodating for the flies so that no more innocent sheep are unnecessarily mutilated.

Dear Prime Minister Tony Abbott,

I was appalled to learn of the lamb mutilation that's taking place on farms in Australia. It's utterly wrong and inhumane to continue a process that renders these creatures wounded and bloody. Mulesing is so cruel that the lambs aren't even given an anesthetic before the procedure takes place. They also run the risk of bleeding to death.

I realize the dangers of allowing a pest to run rampant on a farm's animal population, but the reality is that there are alternatives to mulesing that are not currently being utilized as much as they could be.

Sheepskin is often wrinkly and prone to folding, which is what attracts the flies — it's a warm place to lay their eggs. But, with some time and effort, farmers are able to breed sheep that do not possess such wrinkly skin.

I am writing to ask that you require sheep farmers to adapt advanced breeding techniques that will eventually phase out mulesing altogether.


Petition Signatures

Oct 4, 2017 Nanci Parker
Oct 4, 2017 Rona Barela Please show your humanity and stop torture the innocent animals.
Oct 4, 2017 Darlene Mahanke
Oct 4, 2017 Lisa DeBono
Oct 4, 2017 oren k
Oct 4, 2017 Victoria Bill How can people be so ignorant or just uncaring about animals. Remember, each and every one of you who treat animals with such inhumanity, these are GOD'S CREATURES! BE KIND!
Oct 4, 2017 Mary Marchbanks Inhumane practice must stop - there are far better ways to care for these loving, feeling creatures.
Oct 3, 2017 Tracy Wood
Oct 2, 2017 Brenda Evans
Oct 2, 2017 katie smith
Oct 2, 2017 Jean Mackeurtan Cruelty to animals is never necessary
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Sep 30, 2017 Christal Wood
Sep 30, 2017 Jolene Pope
Sep 30, 2017 Chris B
Sep 30, 2017 Laura Kopish
Sep 30, 2017 Marlene Kopish
Sep 30, 2017 Paula Capocchi
Sep 30, 2017 O. Youmans
Sep 27, 2017 Marilyn Williams Lambs are beautiful animals. Torturing them is unconscionable and heartless. Think before you act. MW💔
Sep 27, 2017 norma graciela varrone cancio
Sep 27, 2017 Laura Trondina
Sep 27, 2017 christine rochette
Sep 26, 2017 Joan Hise
Sep 26, 2017 Naomi Martin
Sep 26, 2017 Tamara Van Voorst
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Sep 24, 2017 Pam Daily
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