Pink Gets Political
The punk chick defends animal rights during her Paris gig...
Popstar Pink has hooked up with animal rights group PETA 2 to draw attention to the practises of the Australian wool trade - and used her gig in Paris on Monday night (December 18) to air her views for the first time publicly.
Shocked fans watched as she played a graphic PETA video expose of lamb mutilations and live sheep exports in in the country.
And now she is rallying fans to boycott Australian wool and turn the heat up on the Aussie government until things change.
In a statement, the singer said, I'm calling on consumers to check labels on sweaters before buying them and if theyre merino wool or made in Australia, to leave them on the racks.
According to PETA, millions of lambs are mutilated each year by having chunks of skin and flesh cut from their backsides (without any pain relief) in a practice known as mulesing.
And when sheep are past their wool-producing prime, they are loaded onto death ships for a week-long voyage to the Middle East. Those that survive the journey have their throats slit in open-air markets while they are still conscious.
Pink's not the only pop star to hook up with PETA recently - Razorlight, Fall Out Boy and Goldfrapp have also lent their support to high-profile campaigns.
To view the video and to email Australian authorities directly, visit: www.peta2.com