World Animal Protection
Petition demands that Australian wool industry uses pain relief in mulesing
28 February 2020
A petition with more than 250,000 signatures circulating Europe and the US insisting on mandatory pain relief on sheep after surgery is being supported by both Australian researchers and woolgrowers.
Instigated by German filmmaker, Joanna Michna, who, after witnessing the process of mulesing, took action to help make sure pain relief application or anesthesia the only choice for Australian farmers.
At the end of 2018, Ms Michna and her film crew came to Australia to create a documentary on Australian Merino wool. "What I saw filming the documentary on Merino wool in Australia pushed me and my team to the limits," Ms Michna said.
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