|Thursday, 2 December 2004
|NSWCCL media release: 12/2004
The Trade Practices Act is being used by Australian Wool Innovation to try and prevent a boycott of Australian Wool, organised by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals inc (PETA), according to the NSW Council of Civil Liberties.
The PETA boycott was launched in response to growing concerns over cruelty to sheep by Australian woolgrowers.
Australian Wool Innovation Limited commenced proceedings against PETA under the secondary boycott provisions of the Trade Practices Act. The first directions hearing is listed for 3 December in Federal Court of Australia in Sydney.
The New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties has announced that it will assist the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc in their legal proceedings against Australian Wool Innovation Limited.
Cameron Murphy, President of the NSW Council of Civil Liberties said:
“This is clearly legitimate political protest action, whether you agree or disagree with their cause.”
For more information contact:
Cameron Murphy, NSWCCL President, 0411 769 769
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