In a stunning protest inspired by international graffiti artist Banksy, PETA drove home the horrors of Australia’s live-export trade. Workers and tourists in the central business districts of Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide were faced with a row boat crammed to the brink with stuffed sheep and cows, along with signs reading, “Try to Relate to My Fate” and “Their Commute Is a Real Killer”.
Each year, Australian wool farmers send millions of sheep to the Middle East for slaughter. Crammed onto filthy, disease-ridden ships, sheep – as well as cattle – are forced to endure a gruelling journey in all weather extremes that will last for days or even weeks. Those who survive are dragged from the ships and cruelly killed in ways that would be illegal in Australia.
Queensland Rail and Sydney Ferries recently rejected PETA’s live-export ad, which would have shown harried public commuters how much better they have it than Australia’s sheep and cattle do.
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Posted by Claire Fryer