AUSTRALIA’S superfine wool growers have adopted a policy encouraging the ultimate removal of the need for mulesing.
VICTORIAN superfine wool grower Noel Henderson has turned down leadership of the sector’s peak grower body as the sector struggles to reach a consensus on an animal welfare and mulesing policy.
FORMER Australian Wool Innovation board member, AWEX and Sheep CRC chairman John Keniry has joined calls for a sheep industry-wide policy on mulesing and animal welfare, and believed AWI is “walking away from” the market for non-mulesed wool.
AUSTRALIA’S superfine wool growers are being asked to consider supporting a ‘cease mulesing’ policy. Seven years after the passing of the industry’s ill-fated 2010 mulesing ban deadline, Sheep Central has been told the Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association executive is canvassing membership support for a ‘cease mulesing’ clause in an animal welfare policy.
AUSTRALIAN sheep meat leaders are reviewing strategies to manage a range of risks to the sector, including mulesing, before starting work on an industry-wide sustainability framework.
‘SHOOTING the messenger’ to stifle industry discussions on mulesing has not worked for Australian Innovation chairman Wal Merriman this time.
Meat and Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton confirmed today the MLA board has stood behind him and his recent mulesing and sheep welfare strategy comments, despite complaints from the AWI leader.
SHEEP breeders at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend were told the consumer is king and that they just need to tell meat and wool consumers why they mules their animals.
AUSTRALIA’S peak sheep meat body has re-iterated its “established” policy that mulesing be phased out as soon as practical, after its producers were recently told they were “very exposed” on the issue.
AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat industry was “very exposed” on the issue of mulesing, Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton told lamb and wool producers in Bendigo this week.
A ‘MOTHER-IN-LAW’ approach by Australian Wool Innovation to not fight animal right activist criticism of the wool industry has received qualified acceptance from international risk communication specialist Peter Sandman.