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Mar 31, 2006
Focus: Safety
Action Request: Boycott
Location: United States
note: i really don't understand how those women do not understand the damages they are causing showing their naked body & using it to "change" others' mind. How can't they see they are objectifying themselves rather than showing non humans are not mere means to human ends
pelagus

CHEEKY PROTESTERS TARGET TREASURER

March 22 - Two women with bare bums couldn't resist the opportunity to get closer to Treasurer Peter Costello as he walked to the Commonwealth Games.

Animal liberationists Jamie Yew, 23, and Elise Bryce-Johnson, 19, were protesting at the Games to highlight what they say is the cruel practice of sheep mulesing when the treasurer just happened to walk by.

The women, wearing flimsy underwear that exposed their bottoms, walked up behind him then turned and walked the other way to make sure their photographer was getting their best side.

With Australian flags painted on their bottoms, protesters are spending 12 days raising awareness - and a few eyebrows - at the Games.

"It's just a friendly protest to let people know there is a serious issue about cruelty to sheep," Animal Liberation Victoria spokesman Noah Hannibal said.

Mr Costello said nothing to the protesters as he walked to the opening ceremony last Wednesday, Mr Hannibal said.

"I think he was enjoying it," he said.

Mulesing, widely practised by Australian sheep farmers, is the surgical removal of folds of skin from the backsides of sheep to prevent the painful and often fatal condition of fly strike.

A campaign against mulesing by a US animal liberationist group known as PETA has damaged the industry in Australia.
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/03/22/1142703431556.html
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