Over 30 million lambs and sheep are slaughtered every year in Australia.
Most sheep are killed around 6 – 8 months of age, whereas their natural life span is 12-14 years. Additionally, every year in Australia around 10 to 15 million newborn lambs die of starvation, neglect and exposure within 48 hours of birth due largely to malnutrition and/or exposure due to the practice of winter lambing.
Sheep are subjected to routine mutilations, such as tail docking and castration, as well as the stress of saleyards, transportation, shearing (which can result in abuse and horrific injuries) and weather extremes with no protection.
See our SheepTruth page for more information.