Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Yellow Tail changes Gears

A couple weeks back I blogged here and here about about Yellow Tail wine and its donation to the HSUS. I even showed you a video made by Troy Hadrick and his thoughts on Yellow Tail. Well, today I found an article in the Drovers Journal, that states that Yellow Tail wine will support farmers and ranchers around the world and that any future donations for animal welfare will go to organizations specifically devoted to hands-on care, such as rescue, sterilization, feeding, or disaster assistance.

You can read the article and letter from Yellow Tail here or here.

So if you are one of those that voiced your opinion by an email, or blog or facebook or letter, Job Well Done!

Here is another little article I found at Drovers Journal:

Backlash forces Yellow Tail to change donation strategy By Drovers news source Friday, February 19, 2010

A major Australian wine exporter facing a backlash in the United States for donating to a key animal rights group says it will take its support elsewhere in the future.

The $100,000 donation by Yellow Tail Wines to the Humane Society of the United States' (HSUS) animal rescue program has prompted a flurry of angry online postings in the US calling for people to boycott the wine.

In a statement to ABC News, the managing director of Casella Wines, John Casella, says the company will look to non-political groups in the future.

"Yellow Tail is committed to the plight of animals in need and as a result, we can confirm that through any future activity, we will be looking to other non-profit organisations without lobbying interests that best deliver on our intended outcome of saving animals," the statement said.

Mr Casella says he never anticipated any negative criticism of the donation and the intention of the partnership with the HSUS was to celebrate and save animals.

"Being farmers ourselves, we acknowledge those who care for their land and their environment, just as we do," he said.

"We are proud of our rural heritage and value a solid relationship with agricultural communities around the world

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