Animal rights group sets up shop in Australia - 29/01/2010
Animal rights group sets up shop in Australia
Animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, will set up an office in Australia this year.
The organisation is currently looking for campaign and media staff, to brief celebrities and manage Australian animal rights campaigns.
On its target list is live exports, caged eggs, fur, sow stalls, and more campaigns against mulesing.
PETA's Jason Baker says the organisation will pressure Australian industry and companies, but doesn't rule out targeting individual farmers.
"When we write to a company, they know if they don't listen to PETA they're probably in for bigger troubles," he says.
"That's why most companies do sit down with us and do talk to us."
"They see we have all our facts organised about the animals and welfare side of things."
A spokesman for the National Farmers Federation says it has no interest in fuelling PETA's campaign, and says PETA can do what ever it likes.
The NFF declined the offer of an interview.