WAFARMERS is waiting to hear from animal rights campaigner Jona Weinhofen about when he can come to come to WA to attend a shearing school.
A crowdfunding campaign to send Mr Weinhofen, who appeared in a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) anti-wool video, to shearing school exceeded its target of $4500 on Friday morning.
A $1000 cheque which arrived in the mail from Moonijin farmer Eric Emmott took the total raised to $5500 in less than three weeks.
Burracoppin farmer Geoff Brown also put in $1000 and 95 others contributed.
An invitation was sent on Friday to Mr Weinhofen, who held a fake lamb supposedly bloodied during shearing in the PETA video.
A WAFarmers spokesperson said on Tuesday that Mr Weinhofen had acknowledged receiving the invitation in an email, but had not yet committed to coming to WA to attend shearing school.
WAFarmers president Dale Park said it was important to respond to such a blatant attack misrepresenting the wool industry and the practices of its shearers.
"PETA reported an annual turnover of $52 million last financial year, compared with our turnover of roughly $1.6m,'' Mr Park said.
"We don't have the resources or funds that large organisations such as PETA do, but that doesn't mean we'll sit back and be bullied."
He said the campaign had garnered support from across Australia and overseas and he especially thanked Mr Brown and Mr Emmott for their donations.
"WAFarmers constantly promotes the high animal welfare standards which our members maintain and strive to improve but all it takes is one misleading campaign to undo that work," Mr Park said.
A position at a shearing school will be booked for Mr Weinhofen, the vocalist and guitarist for metal band I Killed The Prom Queen, once he has confirmed that he will come and the dates that he is available.