OPINION: An email from Fed Farmers' president Andrew Hoggard to Ag Minister Damien O'Connor saying some unkind things about the Groundswell movement - before its big countrywide protest in July - was recently released to a media outfit under an Official Information Act (OIA) request.
The group has demanded that mice currently plaguing rural parts of Australia not be killed in the name of “human supremacy”.
PETA spokesperson Aleesha Naxakis told a media outlet that the “bright, curious animals are just looking for food to survive” and that “they shouldn’t be robbed of that right because of the dangerous notion of human supremacy”.
Naxakis suggested instead of poisoning the “innocent” rodents, farmers should set up humane traps to gently catch and release the mice unharmed.
However, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack pretty much nailed it when he told media the “real rats” in this plague are the “people who come out with bloody stupid ideas like this”.