New Footage: Workers Kick, Stamp On and Mutilate Sheep on This Massive Australian Farm

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Yet again, eyewitnesses have documented the abuse of animals in the global wool industry.

Investigators visited a huge sheep farm in Australia – the world’s top wool exporter – and found the same disturbing behaviour that has been witnessed at dozens of farms and shearing sheds across Argentina, Australia and the US.

Shearers were rough, careless and violent, hurling sheep several feet off the shearing platform, slamming them to the floor, kicking them, twisting and standing on their necks and abusing them in other ways. As has already been documented on many farms, the shearers’ rough handling and carelessness left sheep with gaping wounds. The eyewitness also documented a gruesome mutilation that continues to be widely performed on lambs on Australian sheep farms, despite industry “promises” to phase it out.

Some of the particularly disturbing incidents included the following:

  • One shearer stamped on a sheep’s face a dozen times before tearing off one of the animal’s horns.
  • After kicking a sheep in the face several times, another worker said to the petrified animal, “You lay down again, you c***, I’ll kill you”.
  • The same worker jammed his finger into the anuses of two sheep to drive them up a ramp to the shearing stand.
  • One sheep’s leg was turned into an oozing, bloody mess by a shearer who inflicted a wound nearly a foot long that appeared to cut to the bone. To the eyewitness’s knowledge, this sheep was never provided with any veterinary care.
  • One supervisor slammed a lamb against the wooden floor and then threw the young animal into a paddock to die. One shearer laughed as the dying lamb kicked and convulsed in the dirt.
  • After one sheep had what was thought to be a heart attack while being sheared and died soon afterwards, a shearer performed mock CPR on the animal, just to be “funny”. The sheep’s remains were then fed to the supervisor’s dogs.
  • Another sheep was held to the ground, stabbed in the throat while fully conscious, butchered and served to the crew. When one worker tossed the sheep’s pelt – with the head still attached – onto the fire, another worker joked, “That was my robe, c***”.
  • A supervisor and a worker mulesed up to 80 lambs and sheep each day – using shears to cut chunks of flesh off their backsides as they writhed in agony. The eyewitness did not see any painkillers administered to the sheep.

It’s hard to watch these gentle animals suffering. But sadly, it’s not surprising. After so many shocking videos from investigations of wool producers all over the world, we know that this type of cruelty is completely normal in this unscrupulous industry.

There’s no getting away from it: the wool trade hurts animals. That means that wearing wool hurts animals. Please don’t support the abuse of sheep – say no to wool, and keep warm this winter in cosy, ethical non-animal fabrics instead.

Comments

  • myra commented on November 24, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    this is absolutely disgusting what have these poor animals done to anyone show respect without these beautiful creatures we wouldnot have the clothes on our backs something needs doing now sick off all thistorture every animal has a right to live happy and free not kicked slammed to the ground cut killed its going on too long now

    • Helene commented on April 23, 2016 at 9:40 am

      STOP this horrendous abusing of animals!!!!

      • Andrea Pearson commented on June 15, 2016 at 3:17 am

        Please stop this terrible torture of these helpless animals

  • Vera Nash commented on November 24, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    This cruelty has got to stop NOW!!!!

  • Claire Griffiths commented on November 24, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Yet again, more truly horrific footage of animal cruelty. I don’t think these farms represent the whole farming industry and to put them all together is just wrong. Instead of trying to stop animal farming altogether, couldn’t PETA create a consumer type brand of excellence and cruelty free produce, and work with farms who strive to be recognised as such? It would be an incredible accolade to have attached to your farm and both consumers and buyers will be more aware of what they are buying and know they are conteibuting to animal welfare and local people?

    • Vivien Cruickshank commented on May 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      Unfortunately, it is all cruel. Go vegan and don’t support animal cruelty.

  • Sian commented on November 24, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Help stop this cruelty please

  • Lynne commented on November 24, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Please stop this abuse animals feel pain and hurt as much you you bastards do. Karma is a brilliant thing

  • linda miller commented on November 24, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    dont these idiots realize animals have feelings, they can feel pain, there is no need for this, I would like to string them up

  • Sandra commented on November 24, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I was totally devastated to the the brutal HORROR of what these workers do to the sheep! Please make it all STOP!

  • Amanda bridges commented on November 24, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Where is this farm? Please send name,, location and contact info,,, please??????

    • Rachel Turner commented on November 26, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      Amanda, I agree, where is this farm please?

      Surely we can do something to stop this, it is barbaric behaviour. Is there an international arm to RSPCA we can ask to go there??
      Shut them down, but like another person here commented, who would want to employ the person who can do this to an animal??

    • vuici-james'talktalk.net commented on December 17, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Why is this Australian farm no named – We should write to big companies and say we wont buy their woollen clothes etc I have already spoken to some shops but I am in the minority – Also those padded jackets are stuffed with baby duck down — I read all labels

  • patsy commented on November 24, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    This video is horrific!!!!

  • christine amor commented on November 24, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    nasty evil rotten bastards should not be allowed to keep animals

  • Chidvi Meduri commented on November 24, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Don’t really feel like using wool again…! My heart goes after those poor sheep…

  • Pat madden commented on November 24, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Absolutely disgraceful this must stop now and people responsibleprosecuted

  • carol brigai commented on November 24, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    I am completely saddened by what I thought was a reputable business, is there nowhere in this foul industrythat aimals are cared for properly I know they are bred for meat etc but is it really nessasary to inflict such cruelty upon them, people should be regulated and vetted and imprisoned for being cruel to ANY animal these people are not normal ,and I would be worried to employ them on any level ,I will not buy anything from these countries ,let alone wool,now I know the truth . Get your act together absolutely SHOCKING.

  • Pauline Fleming commented on November 24, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Barbaric. Who do these people think they are?

  • mark griffin commented on November 24, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    must stop this

  • Roberta commented on November 25, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Why do farms worldwide attract these unhappy thugs who take out their feelings of worthlessness on these animals? People say oh but not all farms are like this, but the trouble is too many are. Can’t farms find a better quality of person? For animals the situation they find themselves in is a combination of public ignorance (or lack of caring), the farm owner making as much money as possible (the farm workers therefore rushing their job causing lack of care to the individual sheep, and a bunch of farm workers who take out their own misery on helpless animals because they know the law won’t really give a damn, and is more likely to label anyone who shows the truth as some kind of terrorist. Sad but true. Something needs to change.

  • Rachel Turner commented on November 26, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I am a paying member of both PETA and Compassion in World Farming, please tell me what you are doing to STOP this barbaric cruelty? Tell us which farms this is happening at and we can boycott them, or write to them or tell others about them.. Please this is breaking my heart to watch animals suffering so barbarically at human hands.
    Thank you. Rachel

    • Anne commented on November 27, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Hi Rachel,
      Thank you for your compassion. We’re working to stop the cruelty by raising awareness and exposing the abuse that happens throughout the entire wool industry. Investigators have now visited over 30 wool farms, on 3 different continents, and found sickening mistreatment of animals every time. So, unfortunately, the abuse on this farm isn’t an isolated case, and if you buy wool products you have no way of knowing how the animals were treated. That’s why we encourage everyone sickened by the cruelty to stop buying wool altogether.

      • Rachel Turner commented on November 27, 2015 at 10:56 am

        Thank you Anne for getting back to me so quickly.
        I would appreciate hearing of any good suppliers/wool farms/market brands, if you do come across any, who treat their sheep/animals well.
        I’d prefer to actively support those working humanely, than boycott all woolen products. Thank you again. Rachel

  • Celia Clarke commented on November 30, 2015 at 10:00 am

    It is only thanks to organisations like PETA that the savagery and barbarism throughout the world perpetrated against innocent animals will ever stop. I sign every animal rights petition that comes my way and donate to the limit of my ability to help stop suffering. I also tell other people about what I do and say how proud I am of my protests because it never ceases to amaze me the amount of people who think that standing up for animals is something TO BE ASHAMED OF!

  • ADELA ESTUDILLO commented on December 9, 2015 at 5:54 am

    ALTO A ESTA ESPANTOSA Y ABERRANTE CRUELDAD!!, NI A LOS ASESINOS, MALDITOS VIOLADORES LOS TRATAN CON TANTA MALDAD Y ABUSO,COMPASION PARA LOS ANIMALITOS, ANOS DE ARCEL Y FUERTE MULTA PARA LOS DUENOS Y EMPLEADOS DE ESTOS LUGARES DEL INFIERNO, MALDITOOOSSSS!!!

  • yvonne thor commented on December 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I don’t understand this people. Why work with animals when you treat them so bad. How can you kick an innocent animal.? i don’t understand.
    The human race must be a sick sick fuck.

  • Karen Jervis commented on January 6, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Why have these people not been prosecuted, this is disgusting. it is a known fact that people capable of this type of abuse to animals are also capable of abusing humans. Disgusting depraved people.
    Prosecute them!

  • Karen Jervis commented on January 6, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    what is the name of this farm?

  • Kelly Jones commented on January 16, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I cannot understand how this is legal! This really should be a court case. Are there not laws protecting animals? This is so shocking, why do the media not pick up on this abuse?

  • Kim Trenholm commented on January 20, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    These are not humans they are monsters and should be punished. Australia seems to be a barbaric country. Do they think they are hard men out there. They aren’t just cruel humans. Australia needs to do something now about this cruelty.

  • p brookman commented on January 25, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    educate these people ,,,please ,,,,and soon

  • A.Sc commented on February 7, 2016 at 11:56 am

    This is disgusting .I’ll never purchase another wool garment

  • kerry commented on February 28, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I hope karma takes note of these disgusting beings

  • Janie commented on February 29, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    That which I am seeing/witnessing here, really sickens and disgusts me – which is, should be the feelings and reactions of any likewise “normal” minded human being. But unfortunately, to even assume that this low trash scum is in any way “human” is mistaken. “Human” is people like you/me who do not “think” nor “behave” in this horrendous way. These are a competely different “breed” of which real humans (like you/me) cannot even fathom. These are unnatural monsters or demons, or whatever the type of breed, who knows? And worst of all they are still out there continuing inflicting their abuse and suffering onto these poor innocent souls. Therefore why is the name/location of this farm not been widely exposed? And why is the face of this criminal animal abuser been hidden/protected while the those poor innocent animals have no protection? This fails to make any kind of sense to me!!!!!

  • sheelagh commented on March 8, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    abuse of the innocent!! I do not understand how some humans can inflict such suffering on the innocent
    I hope they pay for all the suffering they cause.
    it breaks my heart and each times makes me hate half the human race.

  • Cheryl culver commented on March 24, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Please end this cruelty.

  • CAROL LOVELAND commented on April 6, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    I REALLY AM SO DISTRESSED ABOUT ALL OF THIS.
    I HAVE BEEN VEGAN SINCE 1988, NEVER WEAR LEATHER, AND DO NOT HAVE LEATHER FURNITURE , I WEAR ACRYLIC SWEATERS OR COTTON CLOTHING.
    I AM IN GOOD HEALTH, I AM 56 BY THE WAY.
    PLEASE BECOME A VEGAN, CHECK ALL LABELS ON CLOTHING, AND NEVER BUY ANY LEATHER GOODS.
    THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THAT GLOBAL ABUSE OF ANIMALS WILL END.

  • Jill commented on April 8, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    WICKED EVIL BASTARDS THAT INFLICT ON ANIMALS….THE ONLY WAY IS TO PESTER THE MEDIA AND KEEP PUBLICISING THE PERPETRATORS OF SUCH HEINOUS ACTS OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

    • Angie commented on April 23, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      Jill:
      I wish we could depend on the media to expose the many abuses such as this. Unfortunately, the media is just as corrupt. They tell only the stories they think will generate the biggest ratings. In the end, it is all about money. In this current election season we are in, Les Moonves, head of CBS stated that a certain candidate was bad all around but he was great for ratings and CBS was making lots of money off of the situation. That is all they care about. It is so sad!

  • Pam Reid commented on April 16, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    This dreadful cruelty and abuse of animals must stop . It is immoral and disgusting . These animals should be respected as their wool provides us with warm clothing .

  • Gabrielle Mullan commented on April 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Please leave animals alone. They can survive without us and we only pose a threat to them whenever we try to intervene in their lives and environments. We have so many alternatives and there is no excuse for wanton cruelty.
    I want the whole of the western world to forget about the existence of animals and leave them alone. They will always be able to regulate their own survival without us.
    They know how to be themselves and we know how to be ourselves.

    Thank you,

    Gabrielle Mullan.

  • Dirk Rogers commented on May 20, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    People are just another animal.The way we treat non human animals can easily be the way we treat humans.Cruelty is cruelty.Our destructive species is not special-just brutal.

  • Fiona Keenaghan commented on May 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Please stop wearing wool.

  • Aaron Dougherty commented on May 27, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    vomit,vomit, and vomit again…

  • Kelly commented on June 4, 2016 at 11:08 am

    No wool

  • susana commented on June 14, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    It is horrible to think that some humans are able to do the worst atrocious things to helpless animals.
    We don’t rule the world, we share a place called earth!!!. so respect every individual living here!!

  • nicholas commented on June 15, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Horrible!!

  • Lisa Ringe commented on June 19, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me the arseholes in this world. Why would anyone be so cruel. Why are these people not arrested and charged. Why are they not severely punished. If only I had the power!

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