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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.