Costello attacks PETA
Peter Costello is angry that the group People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has called for an international boycott of Australian wool, as a protest against mulesing of sheep.So am I, my family run sheep and wheat in WA. He continues in his normal 'calling a spade a spade' manner;
"You can say what you like, you can be as ignorant as you like, and I think Martina Navratilova and Pink - when they campaign against Australian farmers - are ignorant," he said.
"There's no law that's going to stop ignorant commentary, but there will be a law which will allow the ACCC to stand up for Australian farmers where they suffer from a boycott."
I heard the interview on ABC radio and as usual they had a sound bite from Bob Brown rattling on about it being an attack on the freedom of speach. Of course the ABC always quote their darling Bob, (must be #1 on their speed dial) as his policies match the ABCs word for word.
A law against ignorant commentary...mmm....now there's a thought.