RADICAL vegan group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have used Australia's bushfire crisis to attack the wool industry.
Launched on social media platform Twitter, PETA said the methane produced by sheep had contributed to climate change.
"Is your sweater killing the planet AND sheep AND koalas AND kangaroos?," PETA asks in a new campaign targeting woolgrowers.
"Australia's massive wool farming industry is directly contributing to climate change, causing massive fires on the continent. One sheep can produce up to 30L of methane in one day."
Is your wool sweater killing the planet AND sheep AND koalas AND kangaroos? 🔥— PETA (@peta) January 17, 2020
Australia’s massive wool farming industry is directly contributing to climate change, causing massive fires on the continent. One sheep can produce up to 30L of methane in one day. #WearVeganpic.twitter.com/zcUePM30xP
The attack is the latest is long running war between the radical vegan group and the wool industry, which was initially focused on mulesing.
The latest attack drew a strong response with many people saying PETA did not understand wool production.
Do you not know how wool works? They just shave the animals, sheep and llamas, alpacas, not koalas, in the summer so they can stay cool and not overheat, you know the one thing that can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, two things that need medical help, no death involved— Cookie Doe (@Cookie_D0e) January 18, 2020
Other mocked the animal rights group.
What does it has to do with the girl taking the selfie.— k_-_O (@42069E) January 17, 2020
Also if sheep are not sheared the will overheat their body
the fact you're taking a country wide fire and using it for pushing you're agenda is honestly disgusting. nvm the "evil"— anger (@ManValcin) January 18, 2020
sweater being the issue or climate change. plus you're supposed to be saving animals and yet you have a history right there clear as day of you killing animals
Others said arsonists were to blame for the bush fires.
Yes yes, climate change, not the 180 arsonists— Jill Biden's Pointer Finger ☝️ (@BidenFinger) January 17, 2020