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Animal Rights Activists Dress as Santa Claus
During a Demonstration in Melbourne

AUSTRALIA: December 1, 2005

Animal Liberation Victoria members dressed as Santa Claus protest at the central business district in Melbourne November 30, 2005.

The members demanded a halt to the practice of 'mulesing' in which Australian farmers slice off lambs backsides without any painkillers in an inexpensive effort to reduce flystrike, a condition where maggots hatch and burrow into the skin.

The group called for a ban on live sheep exports where they say tens of thousands of the animals die during long sea voyages.

Story by Stringer