Sign to call for an end to live lamb cutting

Every year millions of Australian merino lambs continue to suffer the painful and archaic animal mutilation practice of live lamb cutting (also known as ‘mulesing’). Live lamb cutting is the process whereby lambs just 2-12 weeks old1, are restrained on their backs, while strips of skin are cut away from around their buttocks. This causes lambs excruciating pain, fear, and stress, and it's legal to carry out this procedure without adequate pain relief.

Live lamb cutting poses significant risks, including mortality (death)2, exacerbating Australia's already alarming lamb mortality rates.


While live lamb cutting is done to prevent flystrike, there are pain-free alternatives available that also have the potential to address the high mortality rates among lambs. Yet, around 70% of Australian lambs continue to endure this cruel practice3. It's time to put an end to this suffering!


Let's stand up for fairness and respect for animals. Sign this petition today to demand governments and fashion brands take action to end live lamb cutting and ensure higher welfare to create a future where animals are treated with kindness.


Learn more about the issue and how to make a difference here




1  Tail docking and mulesing | Meat & Livestock Australia. MLA Corporate. [accessed 2024 Feb 1].
2  Evans I, Lawton P, Sergeant E, Lloyd J. Effect of plastic occlusive clips used as an alternative to mulesing on breech conformation, body weight and survival of Merino lambs. Australian Veterinary Journal. 2012;90(3):88–96. doi:10.1111/j.1751-0813.2011.00890.x
3  Managing non-mulesed sheep: Page 4 of 4. [accessed 2024 Jan 26]. >

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