Industry fights back

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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:29 am

Excellent column from Miranda Devine in today’s Sun-Herald:

After years of cowardly pandering to environmental and animal rights activists, at last industry is fighting back.

Groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Wilderness Society have long been getting away with twisting the truth and using questionable methods to push their agendas. Many other groups have become power-crazy bullies using a compliant media to expand their influence.

But last week, in a twin blow for fairness, the Tasmanian timber company Gunns Ltd filed suit against 20 activists, alleging they have told lies and sabotaged the company; and Italian clothing giant Benetton refused to cave in to PETA threats and boycott Australian wool. Not only that, but the Australian Wool Innovation group last month launched legal action in the Federal Court to stop PETA threatening clothing retailers

And the really good news:

Gunns shares rose to an all-time high at initial news of its legal action, reported Hobart’s The Mercury newspaper.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/19/2004 at 04:40 AM
    1. >”They can take every home comfort.”

      The greens have home comforts?

      Posted by jorgen on 12/19 at 07:30 AM • permalink


    1. i’m going to boycott any ‘celebrity’ who supports peta.

      what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

      Posted by vinnyboombutts on 12/19 at 08:28 AM • permalink


    1. PETA’s future should be put into the hands of former diplomat Duncan Campbell. He has an unforgiving attitude towards terrorists – see SMH Front Page 18/12/04 – and these people are economic terrorists who deserve no respite.

      Posted by blogstrop on 12/19 at 09:04 AM • permalink


    1. On his new album, Prince poses in fake wool under the words: “To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.”

      So what is “fake wool”, a synthetic derived from the petro chemical industry?  What about the berluddy greenhouse Prince?

      Seems stupid to substitute a natural fibre for a synthetic one or, worse still, instead of dressing appropriately switching on the air-con thereby ‘depleting non renewable resources’.

      Its chops for dinner tonight grrrr

      Posted by rog on 12/19 at 09:30 AM • permalink


    1. “To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.”

      So, Prince is driving down the road one day. Around a curve, he comes upon a sheep, and it’s shepherd. By hitting the sheep, he can easily miss the shepherd, but if he swerves to miss the sheep, he’ll hit the shepherd. What will he do?

      What’s the point?

      If you’re a shepherd….keep your damn sheep off the road when Prince is around.

      Posted by rinardman on 12/19 at 09:52 AM • permalink


    1. lawsuits?  Lawsuits?  Whatever happened to hiring a truckload of goons with axe handles?  We live in decadent times…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 12/19 at 10:00 AM • permalink


    1. note to prince: sheering a sheep doesn’t involve taking its life, just its wool

      Posted by matt on 12/19 at 10:21 AM • permalink


    1. lawsuits? Lawsuits? Whatever happened to hiring a truckload of goons with axe handles?

      Truly, there’s much to be said for tradition.

      Posted by Aaron – Free Will on 12/19 at 11:45 AM • permalink


    1. Of course lambs are precious. Roasted and with mint sauce. The best way to remeber them.

      Posted by raider580 on 12/19 at 12:39 PM • permalink


    1. Lawsuits might be okay to fight back against the environuts… but I still think we should give mass hangings a try.

      Posted by Kim du Toit on 12/19 at 02:35 PM • permalink


    1. I’m happy with lawsuits to deal with illegal acts, but I’m a bit leery about it being used to deal with misinformation.

      Posted by Andjam on 12/19 at 03:11 PM • permalink


    1. You’re right, beatings are better.

      Posted by Andrea Harris on 12/19 at 03:45 PM • permalink


    1. And what about the battering ram? – time these woolly thugs got the chop

      Posted by rog on 12/19 at 03:54 PM • permalink


    1. And what about the battering ram? – time these woolly thugs got the chop

      Mulesed or unmulesed?

      Posted by Andjam on 12/19 at 04:25 PM • permalink


    1. Aarh, give them a whiff of the grape, sez I…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 12/19 at 04:37 PM • permalink


    1. Any group that stands up to PETA and others has my support. PETA and their nutty siblings have been allowed to get away with too much for too long.

      Posted by CJosephson on 12/19 at 06:04 PM • permalink


    1. “To my mind, sex with a lamb is no less precious than with of a human being.”

      Posted by Honkie Hammer on 12/19 at 08:19 PM • permalink


    1. Prince just likes the idea of having 6000 maggots crawling around his arse and can’t see why sheep wouldn’t also enjoy a bit of extra prostate stimulation.

      Posted by murph on 12/19 at 11:15 PM • permalink


    1. This letter tells you all you need to know about PETA.

      Posted by Jim on 12/20 at 01:35 AM • permalink


  1. “Your Excellency”??? (peta to Arafat)

    God didnt save that queen…

    Posted by rog on 12/20 at 06:33 AM • permalink