Federal environment minister, The Hon Sussan Ley, has approved another five years of commercial kangaroo exports from New South Wales without heeding critical recommendations from a recent NSW Parliamentary Inquiry relating to population counts, animal welfare, the counting of orphaned joeys and genuine consultation with Indigenous Australians. The cross...
Selective Breeding to Counteract Flystrike in Australian Merino Sheep
Australia’s sheep deserve better methods of flystrike prevention that painful mutilation of their bottoms. Humane Society International Australia and Four Paws International commissioned this independent survey and case studies of woolgrowers who have transitioned to plain-bodied Merinos that do not require to be mulesed.
The report shows that nearly all woolgrowers have experienced increased financial benefits since transitioning to plain-bodied sheep and the welfare of their animals is also improved. Furthermore, they are now well positioned to meet the market in the years to come as more retailers make the decision to only stock products which use non-mulesed wool.
Read the report here: