Tällainen kommentti tulla tupsahti aikaisempaan postaukseeni ja sai mut niin hiton vihaiseksi että haluan jakaa tämän kaikkien kanssa. Että kehtaakin puolustella mulesingmenetelmää Australiassa sillä varjolla että farmarit "pelastavat" lampaat tulemasta elävältä syödyiksi toimenpiteen ansiosta ja että farmareiden taloudellinen tilanne pakottaa käyttämään tätä menetelmää ilman minkäänlaisia puudutuksia. AARGHHH!!!!
HUOM! En jaksa edes suomentaa sitä kun ottaa päähän niin vietävästi - tässä siis on lueteltuna kaikki mahdolliset muutkin maailman ongelmat, veden loppumisesta nälänhätään ja Australialaisten farmareiden itsemurhatilastoluvut. En ole syntynyt eilen kuten kommentoija antaa ymmärtää. Enkä ymmärrä miksi taloudellinen tilanne oikeuttaa julmuuteen kuten tässä kirjoitelmassa sanotaan. Lukekaa itse. Kommentoija on aussifarmari jolla on pitkä kokemus mulesingistä. Tekstissä on linkitys joka lukittuu sivustolle joka ottaa kantaa mulesingiin - siitä ei pääse takaisin blogiini joten en ole linkittänyt sitä oikealla tavalla. EDIT: Nyt kun olen rauhoittunut hieman ymmärrän tämän kaiken olevan muutosvaiheessa ja muutaman vuoden sisällä tämä menetelmä tehdään kliinisesti ja siten että lampaat puudutetaan ennen toimenpidettä.
As I got this comment to the post I made earlier about Mulesing, I decided to share it with all of you readers out there. It made me SO angry - why are we still at the point were economic benefit is more important than the wellbeeing of animals? I am not born yesterday and I dont understand how someone can justify cruelty as a way to survive economically.
Read the following text and make your own opinion. The writer is an Australian lambfarmer. Edit: I do understand that this all is changing in the near future - and I´m looking forward to that day when the lambs get their treatment without pain. I have not linked the following bloglink because it locks you on the page and you can not get back directly to my blog.
As an Australian farmer I can only recommend you have a look at this site: youcansavealamb.blogspot.com
This issue is a very complex one and one that is not solved by boycotts. A suit might cost a customer $1500 for a magnificent Aust Merino fibre suit, better than anything else in the world. Yet the farmer will be lucky to get $15 for the amount of wool that will go into the suit. So it is one thing to criticise farmers for doing what they think is best for the welfare of their animals to prevent them being eaten alive by maggots, but the consumer needs to know they have to be part of the process that makes sure farmers are rewarded for their work, care and environmental stewardship in trying to clothe and feed the world. It is a very complex debate.
The income of people doing it tough on the farm is at risk by people trying to say the wrong story. As I mentioned in the web page, no one likes having to mules their sheep. Australian farmers on average work over 70hrs a week, which includes some of the most backbreaking hard work imaginable.They spend hundreds of thousands of dollars feeding livestock they have spent many years breeding, to keep them alive in drought. They receive little income after their ever spiralling costs are taken to account. They then are pilloried by media and animal rights groups from around the world who are hell bent on taking away their customers so they will be financially and emotionally destroyed.
Once the farmers are gone, who will look after the most exciting source for sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, the soil? Once the farmers are gone, who will look after the animals left to go wild and feral? Once the farmers are gone, who will provide the food for the third world countries who cannot feed themselves? So when someone buys a $1500 suit and remembers that the farmer on the other side of the world is getting $15 for his contribution, it doesn’t seem much to think they might Save a Lamb by spending $50 so they will be able to buy another suit next year….and a farmer might still be alive and in business.
With the drought in Australia that has been so devastating over the past 7 years, there is one farmer killing themselves every three days. They cannot cope with the stress that is being placed on them financially and emotionally. They aren’t coping with the lack of support and certainty they are able to provide their families. They can not cope with the stress their relationships are under because of the amount of money and energy they spend looking after their animals to keep them alive and in many cases can´t deal with the emotional and financial needs of their family. One Australian Farmer commits suicide every three days!
Rates of severe clinical depression are highest in Australian farmers than any other group in Australia.Australian farmers have to deal with this and worry how they are going to keep going and keep their families together. And at the same time they are attacked from people from all over the world who like to go to work looking smart in their suits, who would have no idea that it was made from merino wool, have never been to a sheep farm and probably don’t know where milk, bread or steak come from, but will make a judgement about what a specialist, caring environmentalist wool grower is doing on the other side of the world.
I have had too many friends suffer from depression, too many stories of suicide, too many stories of people being evicted from their farms by banks because the global supply chain rapes them, then makes them out to be the perpetrators of a crime.How do we so easily overlook the suffering of people in an attempt to make ourselves feel good by thinking we are doing something for animals.