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Tasmanian Greens renews call to ban mulesing of sheep
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Jan '09
Kim Booth MP
Kim Booth MP
The Tasmanian Greens renewed their call for the Bartlett Labor Government to protect Tasmania's fine wool producers and introduce a ban on the practice of mulesing sheep in Tasmania, following reports that yet another international fine wool house is banning the use of wool from mulesed sheep.

Acting Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said that Tasmanian wool producers and rural economies are now paying the price of Labor's failure to understand the importance of brand protection and the inevitable result of ignoring consumers requirements.

“If Labor and Liberal had listened when the Greens called for a mulesing ban in March last year[ii], the Tasmanian industry would now be riding a marketing wave driven by the global backlash against the mulesing of sheep,” said Mr Booth.

“Mulesing is uncommon in Tasmania and the state's wool producers would be handed a marketing bonanza if Tasmania led Australia in banning the practice.”

“It is regrettable that the lack of vision from both Labor and Liberal in March last year has now resulted in the entirely predictable banning of Tasmanian wool by yet another manufacturer, due to consumer backlash.”

“The Bartlett Government needs to ban the practice of mulesing, assist wool producers during the transition period, and then fund a marketing campaign targeting fine wool users.”

“Bartlett Labor must ban the practice of mulesing to prevent further damage to the Tasmanian wool industry, even if that means overruling his recalcitrant and backward-thinking Primary Industries Minister David Llewellyn.”

“Wool production plays an important part in Tasmania's rural economy and urgent pro-active action is required to re-energise our wool brand and undo the damage caused by Labor's failure to act,” said Mr Booth.

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