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PETA Released Footage Of Australian Sheep Being Abused During Shearing And It Is Horrifying

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It makes for utterly horrific viewing.

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PETA Australia's campaign co-ordinator, Claire Fryer, will not say exactly where the footage was filmed. She said it would threaten the safety of the organisation's undercover operatives.

We're sure it doesn't portray the 99.9% majority of wool shearers, and those shearers would be appalled by it as well. Woolgrowers condemn this treatment of animals; we're not in the business of treating animals like that and nor are shearers.
One of the questions I ask is with the up-close shot of the man hitting the sheep, which is obviously exceptional and cruel and in many instances would be immediate dismissal. Where exactly was the camera?

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