The Abbot toys sold out, but the leftover Gillard toys were placed in storage.
Despite the mistake, Women’s Electoral Lobby convener Jozefa Sobski described the toy as ‘disrespectful’.
‘Surely they have other creatures they can use as toys, this is just repugnant,’ Sobski said. ‘It is disrespectful to the former prime minister, and I believe it is designed and sold to be disrespectful.’
Sobski wasn’t the only one to speak out about the toys.
Lesley Russell Wolpe wrote on Twitter: ‘Julia Gillard objectified as dog chew toy by RSPCA - I gather there are also Rudd, Abbott versions. Not on @RSPCA.'
Another Twitter user wrote: ‘Selling dog chew toys of Julia Gillard Say bye bye to future donations RSPCA!’
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