If you missed it, SEE THE FILM “THE ANIMAL CONDITION”
Next week at PARAMOUNT HOUSE, 80 Commonwealth St., Surry Hills
Tuesday Feb 3rd at 6pm, and Wednesday Feb 4th at 8.30 pm
Four young people take an investigative road trip around Australia after stumbling upon online activist videos of suffering farm animals. Unafraid to ask questions, they speak to all sides, from politicians to activists, farmers, Indigenous Australians, philosophers, scientists and immigrant-workers. Their views on the subject change with each new encounter, with the team realising that the animal condition spreads far beyond the farm gate.
Gypsy Wulf’s book Turning Points in Compassion is now available at bookstores. The book is a compilation of interviews and contributions from passionate animal people from around the world including a number of AJP members. Visit the website
While its still too early to conclude final results, its clear from what we know now that the Animal Justice Party has done remarkably well in its very first Victorian election.
Our vote in the upper house has more than doubled in the 15 months since the Federal Senate election in Victoria giving us either eighth or ninth ranking in vote numbers. Given the closeness in votes to other small parties there is a real prospect, given our trend, of jumping to fifth by the time of the next federal election. An elected representative in the upper house is but a matter of time. Some of the parties we are leapfrogging have been around for a long time and some have bags of money. The AJP, on the other hand, will get there with pure passion and an unflinching commitment to do all we can for all the animals that continue to be in severe distress every day in this country.
In the lower house we demonstrated in the seats we competed in that we can run a clear fourth behind the three major parties. More than this, we have shown that with a strategic approach we can determine the outcome of who wins a seat and who doesn’t. Given this impressive showing we will stand candidates in more lower house seats in future elections.
Congratulations to the 25 AJP candidates that stood in the election and to their Victorian team of supporters.
Animal Justice Party president Professor Steve Garlick and party secretary Mark Pearson recently attended an international forum of animal political parties from ten nations in Belgrade. The countries with animal parties attending the meeting were Netherlands, UK, Spain, Portugal, France, Sweden, Cyprus, Germany, Australia and Turkey. Two of the countries, Germany and Netherlands, have representatives in the European Parliament and the Dutch Party for the Animals has several representatives in their national parliament. Continue reading
Sean the koala has hit the headlines worldwide today after he was reported to Wildlife Victoria’s Emergency Response Service last night.
Sean the Koala
Wildlife carers say there are an increasing number of bow and arrow attacks on native animals, prompting calls for the weapons to be prohibited.
PHOTO: A galah sits on a power line after being shot with an arrow (Supplied: WIRES)
The Animal Justice Party of Australia condemns the actions of contractors employed by the Forestry Commission of NSW in burying alive up to 150 free-living bare-nosed wombats in the Glenbog State Forest in South-East NSW last week.
Ray Wynan is doing plenty of whinin’ about the way these cute little furry guys were treated by loggers. We’re with you, Ray. Pic: The Glenbog Blog Source: NewsComAu
It’s their home… this is so unnecessary
Please see our main facebook page link as per below for more information on the protests being held around the country https://www.facebook.com/pages/Animal-Justice-Party/200822766626332
ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY HIGHLIGHT THE PLIGHT OF CAGED CHICKENS IN RUSH HOUR STUNT
The Animal Justice Party last week took part in a stunt on a packed Sydney commuter train to call attention to the living conditions of battery-caged hens. Supporters packed a rush hour train to Bondi Junction to demonstrate the cramped conditions that caged chickens across Australia face on a daily basis.
Caging chickens is just cruel