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Lawyers for Animals (Reg. No. A0047100G) (ABN 74 557 651 569) is a not-for-profit association incorporated in Victoria under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Vic).

Lawyers for Animals cannot give legal advice outside the Animal Law Clinic.  Appointments at the Animal Law Clinic can only be booked through Fitzroy Legal Service. Please see our Clinic page for further information.

Lawyers for Animals is run entirely by volunteers, has limited office space and no full-time staff – we therefore cannot take work experience students, interns or offer legal traineeships. If you would like to volunteer with Lawyers for Animals, see our Support page.

For all other enquiries, including other legal referrals, please email enquiries@lawyersforanimals.org.au.

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Lawyers for Animals
Ross House
247 – 251 Flinders Lane
MELBOURNE VIC 3000

Mulesing

Mulesing is performed annually on over 20 million Australian Merino lambs. It involves taking a crescent-shaped slice of skin (5-7 cm) from either buttock (the ‘breach’) of a sheep, without anaesthetic, and results in abnormal behaviour for up to three days.

Despite industry’s promise to phase-out mulesing by 2010, many retailers throughout Europe have boycotted Australian wool due to overwhelming consumer concern.

More humane alternatives to surgical mulesing, such as intradermal injections prompting fleece to fall away from the breach (permanently) through a process of necrosis, are currently not receiving the support they require from Australia’s wool industry.


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