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Fri May 20, 2016, 09:09 AM

Elite Australian King's School caught in sheep-tackling furore

Source: BBC

Elite Australian King's School caught in sheep-tackling furore

20 May 2016 Australia

An elite Sydney boys' school is being investigated for animal cruelty after a video emerged of students crash tackling sheep during rugby drills.

Footage of the training sessions shows the animals being dragged around a New South Wales farm by top players from the King's School in April.

Animal rights activists and some farmers have condemned the activity.

King's School, famed for producing national rugby stars, initially defended the training exercise.

Headmaster Tim Hawkes had said the task was "not dissimilar to that undertaken by shearers" and that no animals were harmed.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-36339246

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