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Honouring Annalise Braakensiek

Dear Editor,

PETA will always remember Annalise Braakensiek as a powerful force for kindness toward other animals.

Annalise bared her skin to help animals in PETA's "The Naked Truth" campaign, and for more than a decade, she spoke out against the cruelty of shipping sheep and cattle over the equator in extreme heat and across the planet to a gruesome death, urging the government "to heed the call of thousands of people around the world by banning live exports". After watching investigative footage of angora fur farms, in which rabbits screamed in pain as their fur was violently ripped from their skin, Annalise Braakensiek used her influence to persuade Australian retailers to ban the use of angora wool. Her passion and persistence made the world a kinder place for animals.

We can remember and honour Annalise by doing something nice for animals. Deciding not to eat their flesh, wear their skins or buy products tested on their sensitive eyes or bodies would all help make this world a kinder place.

Mimi Bekhechi
Campaigns Consultant,
PETA Australia
PO Box 20308 World Square
Sydney, NSW, 2002
(08) 8556-5828