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Animal ethics becomes a laughing matter

April 18, 2007

Last Thursday night saw the second show in a two-night run of ‘Dolly Goes Down on the Farm’ at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.   

Dolly Putin is the on-stage persona of Tasmanian comedian with a conscience, Naomi Edwards.  Dolly describes herself as a right-wing shock jockette (“an Andrew-Bolt kinda gal”).  Dressed in a cow-hide bodice and a slapper-from-the-suburbs combination of knee-high uggs and micro-skirt, she entered the stage devouring a Big Mac and lamenting the downsides of veganism (“youse can’t eat meat”).   

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