PINK SHEEPISH OVER ANIMAL CRUELTY

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PINK SHEEPISH OVER ANIMAL CRUELTY

 user 2007-01-17 at 9:05:00 am Views: 51
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    Pink sheepish over animal cruelty
    US
    pop star Pink has backed away from a campaign to boycott Australian
    wool organised by pressure group People for the Ethical Treatment of
    Animals.

    The
    singer angered Australian farmers in December when branded the practice
    of sheep “mulesing” as “sadistic”.She made the comments about the
    practice – cutting slices of flesh from lambs’ rumps to prevent maggot
    infestation – in a video for Peta.But Pink has admitted on Australian
    TV that she did not do enough research.

    Lesson
    She received a
    letter from sheep farmers, advising her that they planned to phase out
    “mulesing” by 2010.Pink told Australia’s Nine Network television she
    had not been fully informed when she agreed to take part in the
    campaign.”I probably could have been a lot more researched, on my own.
    That’s the lesson I’m taking from this,” she said.”My message was, in
    my mind, boycott animal cruelty – not an entire industry, not
    Australia, obviously, because it’s my favourite country.”Then going
    back, I was speaking without thinking and I actually did say ban
    Australia. It’s not something that I can agree with.”I have nothing
    against farmers. I grew up in rural Pennsylvania. I don’t want to hurt
    anyone, I just want the animals to hurt less.”Pink, who is due to tour
    Australia in April, said she was prepared to meet farmers and wool
    industry representatives.