Melbourne City Council to Expire Carriage Horse Permits in the CBD

We are delighted to report that Melbourne City Council will cease offering permits to horse-drawn carriage operators from June 30 this year. The AJP ran candidates at the recent Council elections in order to get this practise banned, and much work has been done by us in lobbying Councillors to support this move for some time. We are delighted to have played a significant part in making this the most complained-about issue to the Melbourne City Council, ultimately leading to this welcome decision.

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An Annual Festival of Cruelty & Ecological Vandalism

The Animal Justice Party condemns and deplores the ACT government decision to kill yet another 2600 kangaroos on Canberra reserves and the Googong Reserve (in NSW which is managed by the ACT) in 2017.

The decision follows release for public comment of a draft Kangaroo Management Plan (KMP). The content of this Plan confirmed that the government has very little scientific support for its claims that ACT kangaroos are at high densities, or that they are capable of harming the very environment which has relied on kangaroo grazing to maintain it for millions of years.

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AJP Submission to the ACT Government’s Draft Kangaroo Management Plan (KMP)

The Animal Justice Party has made a submission to the ACT Government’s Draft Kangaroo Management Plan (KMP). The main thrust of our submission is the complete rejection of the KMP’s main assertions:

• to demoting (under law) kangaroos from ‘protected native animal’ to ‘controlled native animal’. • that kangaroos have a deleterious impact on the environment; • that the kangaroo ‘cull’ is humane; and • the ACT Government’s prohibition of rehabilitating kangaroos.

 

The submission systematically demolishes the underlying logic of the KMP, in particular how unscientific the so-called science in it is!

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AJP MP’s Thoughtless Act In a Decades Long Career In the Service of Animals

Charges of hypocrisy being levelled at AJP Member of the NSW Parliament, Mark Pearson, need to be put into the context of his decades of service to animals. The attacks on a long-term animal rights campaigner appear to be for the sole purpose of trying to ensure the AJP does not succeed in its quest for a better world for animals.

Mark has deviated from the Animal Justice Party policy of a plant-based diet by eating fish, and we are disappointed with our MP’s behaviour. As the public face of the party we hold him to a higher standard and … Continue reading