Peter Small is a fourth generation farmer at Gritjurk in Western Victoria. He has a lifelong interest and participation in the Wool Industry, politics, economics, research and education and training.
Animal welfare groups object to the wool industry because of the process of mulesing, a treatment used to protect sheep from fly strike. They argue that mulesing is cruel and invasive regardless of whether painkillers are used. There is, however, an alternative to mulesing that is painless, bloodless and no less protective. Continue reading »