Animal Rights Group Applauds Former ‘Bachelor’ for Saving Sheep
Sydney – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has given former Aussie “Bachelor” and rugby star Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins a Hero to Animals Award for his compassion and courage in saving a sheep who was stuck in a barbed-wire fence.
In a heart-warming video posted to his Instagram account, Cummins is seen successfully untangling a sheep from a barbed-wire fence on the side of a highway and using his strength to lift the animal safely over the fence.
“We take our hats off to this beloved Aussie celeb, who recently adopted a rescued dog from a shelter and has yet again proven his care for other living, feeling beings by stopping on the side of the road to help this sheep,” says PETA Campaigns Advisor Mimi Bekhechi. “Sheep are gentle, intelligent animals with complex emotions and a will to live just like humans, and they all deserve the kindness and respect that this one has been shown by Nick.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. The group notes that sheep can remember the faces of up to 50 other sheep, have best friends, and despair when those close to them die, yet in Australia alone, some 13 million adult sheep and 20 million lambs are slaughtered for their flesh every year.