DawnWatch: Media coverage of Pink video against shocking wool farming practices, Dec 21 ’06

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

The PETA Files blog also has a post up about Pink’s PSA, with some interesting comments. See: Pink Launches Global Boycott of Australian Wool.

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Dec 21, 2006 12:30 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: Media coverage of Pink video against shocking wool farming practices, Dec 21 ’06

The pop star, Pink, has taken on the Australian wool industry and its hideous practices of mulesing and of sending live sheep on horrendous voyages to countries where they are slaughtered with no animal welfare guidelines.

Perhaps not everybody is familiar with Pink. She is not new to social causes. In her biggest hit of 2006, “Stupid Girl,” with wonderful humor and style she laments what women put themselves through to be fashionably attractive and she sends up the dim-witted celebrity icons America worships. The song includes lyrics such as:

“What happened to the dream of a female president?
She’s dancing in the video next to 50 cent”

(In case you aren’t up with pop culture, 50 cent is a rapper.)

You’ll find her delightful “Stupid Girl” video on line at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vxEu5JPCBs.

But you’ll find an even better Pink video on the front page of the PETA website at http://www.peta.org/.

(If it has been moved by the time you get this alert go to http://tinyurl.com/yy25cf.)

It includes video of mulesing, and of sheep on torturous journeys to be slaughtered in foreign lands, and of the slaughter itself — including video of animals being skinned and cut up while still conscious under kill methods that are standard in the lands to which Australia exports the sheep that have been used for wool. Please watch it and share it with others.

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