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Shearing and drugs don’t mix: PETA erects billboard in Horsham

PETA has placed a drug-themed billboard in Horsham to curb animal abuse in the wool industry.

PETA has placed a drug-themed billboard in Horsham to curb animal abuse in the wool industry.

A drug-themed billboard urging wool workers to report animal abuse has been erected in Horsham.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals – PETA – placed the billboard, which features the warning ‘Shearing and drugs don’t mix’, with the aim of curbing animal abuse in the wool industry.
The advertisement, in Dooen Road, features the face of a gaunt man and the words, ‘Dave has been up on ice for three days’.
It encourages people to report drug and animal abuse in shearing sheds to PETA.
PETA’s focus on Horsham follows a landmark court hearing in the rural city in February, which has left four shearers awaiting sentencing on 60 counts of animal cruelty.
Balmoral Liberal Party delegate and wool producer Robert Lawrence said drug use was one of the top three issues facing the wool industry.
PETA associate director of campaigns Ashley Fruno said Mr Lawrence and his fellow delegates had called for mandatory drug testing.
“Human health is at risk, and animals can be injured or even killed when workers shear them under the influence of drugs,” she said.
“Shearers in Horsham and across the country can help sheep by bringing to light the dangerous behaviour which appears to be widespread throughout Australian sheds.”

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Posted on Mar 29 2017

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