Australia: Exposed by PETA – This Is The Australian Wool Industry – Mass Abuse By Shearers.



SAV Comment – Real men dont hit any living thing – only dim wits punch sheep !!

Dear Mark,

As first reported by NBC, in PETA’s latest eyewitness investigations, workers killed, beat, stomped on, kicked, mutilated, and threw sheep around as they sheared them in Australia, one of the world’s top wool producers, and the U.S.
As you can see in the groundbreaking video footage, sheep shearers violently punched these gentle animals in the face, beat them, jabbed them in the head with sharp metal clippers and a hammer, and stomped and stood on their heads and necks. One shearer killed a sheep by repeatedly twisting and bending a sheep’s neck, breaking it. Workers threw scared sheep around and slammed their heads and bodies against hard wooden floors.

These animals need your help.
The best thing that you can do for sheep is refuse to buy wool! It’s easy to check the label when you’re shopping. If it says “wool,” leave it on the shelf.

Please also ask leading sellers of wool J.Crew and Ralph Lauren to drop wool immediately in favor of animal-friendly materials that are free of cruelty.
Together, we can make a difference for these suffering animals. All you have to do is take action today.

Dan Paden
Evidence Analysis Manager
Cruelty Investigations Department
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals


If you thought wool came from a simple haircut—you were wrong. PETA’s new video exposés reveal that sheep shearers violently punched and stomped on these gentle animals and beat and jabbed them in the head with sharp metal clippers.

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These attacks left the petrified sheep bleeding from the eyes, nose, and mouth.  Photo – PETA.

These sheep can’t fight back.

For all animals,






Ireland: Support ‘ARAN’ – Please Take Action Regarding Courtney Brothers Circus.



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From our good friend John C. who runs ARAN in Ireland – SAV: 


Dear Members, Supporters;

Today we release new footage of camels and tigers at the Courtney Brothers Circus during their recent stop in Ballincollig, Co. Cork.

The footage shows the confinement and stereotypical behavior endured by the animals in these unnatural environments. As we write to you, one of these same camels was pictured running loose on a main road in Fermoy in Co. Cork recently. This brings to mind the elephant – also from the same circus – that escaped in Blackpool Co. Cork, back in 2012. As well as the elephants that had to be dug out of a drain in Youghal Co. Cork, back in 2007. Please SHARE on Facebook.


ARAN’s ‘Stop Circus Suffering in Ireland’ campaign is already having a positive impact on public opinion and awareness of the problems endured by wild animals that are used in circuses. Thanks to our work to date, nine Irish towns and councils have now passed motions to ban or restrict the use of animal-act circuses using public land; we are working on ensuring that they make the town by-laws. ARAN’s campaign is also inspiring hundreds of people, both north and south, to take action by means of protesting circuses visiting their towns; via our streetoutreach; our online campaigns; our work in schools; and our lobbying of government. This is bringing about a future where circuses will continue to tour Ireland – but without the wild animals. When that day does come, we have offered the circus industry here our help with ensuring that these very same animals can be retired to responsible, caring sanctuaries, where they can live out the rest of their lives in long overdue peace.



1.   Please email the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and demand a total ban on animal-act circuses in Ireland. Tell him that no “code of practice” or “regulations” will make this industry OK – it just rubber-stamps the suffering.


2.   Please send the above video to your local town councilors and urge them to introduce a motion to ban animal-act circuses using public land in your respective town or city. Contact us for assistance on this.

Thank you for your vital support and compassion!

ARAN‘Fighting animal abuse across Ireland’







England (London) : ** 10/7/14 UPDATE ** – LACS Achieve Victory for Pamplona Bull Run Holidays Within A Week !




Above: 7/7/14:  Bully the Bull at STA offices, London – Ready to Campaign –

Now A Victory within the week !!!

Warning – graphic footage on the following link – discretion advised – not for youngsters.

SAV Comment: The LACS only visited the STA offices in London on Monday !! – It was just a matter of time before this happened and common sense won over cruelty – congratulations LACS; animal abuse and suffering should not be promoted as a travel gimmick !

Our recent (just Monday 7th July) post on this issue:

Dear Mark,

GREAT NEWS! I am delighted to inform you that STA Travel have announced they have stopped all sales to Pamplona following our campaign.

Over 12,000 people took action by contacting STA Travel highlighting the cruelty of bull running and bullfighting. People shared our hard hitting film and also followed ‘Bully’ the bull with his visit to STA’s flagship store in London. We could not have achieved this victory without your support!

You can view STA’s statement here.

We welcome STA removing Pamplona and continuing to review their products however we think it is really disappointing that it took us to point out that they were breaking the ABTA Animal Welfare Guidelines that they signed up to and throughout the campaign they refused to speak to us at all. We expected more of a major travel company, and especially of one who targets a student audience.

Whilst this is good news overall, the sad fact is it does nothing to help the bulls who will be chased through the streets of Pamplona this year, and who will be killed in the bull ring at the end of the day. However, it’s a major step in helping the bulls of 2015 onwards, and in enforcing the Animal Welfare Guidelines.

The campaign does not stop here – so watch this space!
If you want to see us achieve more victories like this then please consider donating to our campaigns and together we can make a difference for animals. 


Thank you for your support.

Mark McCormick
Senior Communications Officer


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