Animal Justice Party Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:37:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Preference Arrangements when you Vote 1 AJP in the Victorian State Election Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:02:58 +0000 All political parties have now lodged their Group Voting Tickets (preferences) for the upcoming Victorian state election.   The Animal Justice Party is running in all eight upper house regions, along with nine lower house seats, so both upper and lower house preferences are relevant.

If you vote ‘above the line’ with a ‘1’ in the AJP box for the upper house, your vote will follow our Group Voting Ticket. If you wish to, you can vote below the line, and put as few as 5 numbers (1 to 5), … Continue reading ]]> 0 AJP stands 25 candidates for the November 29 Victorian election Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:18:06 +0000 At its first attempt, the AJP is standing 25 endorsed candidates for the Victorian State Election being held on 29 November.  Details about each candidate can be seen in the Candidates section of the website. For the Upper House there will be 16 AJP candidates standing with another nine candidates standing in a range of Lower House seats in the Melbourne Metropolitan area.

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Special AJP Meeting in Penrith Sat, 15 Nov 2014 03:36:46 +0000 Come and find out more about the AJP and its plans for the NSW election in March at our meeting at 2 pm Sat 29/11 in the theatrette of Penrith Library

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AJP attends International forum of Animal Politics Parties Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:03:17 +0000 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.

The meeting agreed that the parties would work together … Continue reading ]]> 0 NSW National Parks and Wildlife risks human safety in Bathurst Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:23:07 +0000 The Animal Justice Party (AJP) calls on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and its minister to have responsible regard for human safety in its at times cavalier approach to having kangaroos killed in peri-urban and semi-rural areas.

This follows the Dubbo office of NPWS giving commercial kangaroo killing licences for very small acreages in the White Rocks Road area of Bathurst despite opposing advice from the local Bathurst office of NPWS and local science. The firearms ballistics questions inherent in such irresponsible action should be … Continue reading ]]> 0 Sean the world famous koala Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:44:41 +0000 Sean the koala has hit the headlines worldwide today after he was reported to Wildlife Victoria’s Emergency Response Service last night.

The caller Callum noticed him looking disoriented beside a road in Langwarrin. Sean had no visible injuries but Callum could tell that something wasn’t right and suspected that he may have been struck by a car. Luckily Callum knew to call Wildlife Victoria.

Emergency Response Operator Robbie swiftly connected Callum with local volunteer Michelle.

On arrival, Michelle noticed … Continue reading ]]> 0 Bow and arrow attacks on wildlife are on the rise Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:24:40 +0000 Wildlife carers say there are an increasing number of bow and arrow attacks on native animals, prompting calls for the weapons to be prohibited.

But bow hunters say their sport is being tarnished by the actions of a few reckless amateurs. Wildlife rescue organisation WIRES says it is seeing an increase in the number of native animals being shot with arrows, with devastating consequences.

“The animal is lame, sometimes the animal has been shot in the head, or in the body, hasn’t been killed, there’s usually … Continue reading ]]> 2 AJP Condemns Glenbog State Forest Wombat Massacre Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:19:36 +0000 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.

Despite being fully advised of the specific location of every wombat burrow in the Glenbog State Forest by highly experienced wombat rehabilitators, the contractors ignored the advice, hid the evidence of the advice, and intentionally graded over the homes of these iconic animals. Imagine the horror of being buried alive in … Continue reading ]]> 0 Information on Protests Around Australia re: Shark Culling Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:13:20 +0000 Please see our main facebook page link as per below for more information on the protests being held around the country

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AJP stages stunt at Central station to draw attention to battery hens Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:30:43 +0000 Thought your train trip home was crowded? Think again.

Commuters at Central Station are being herded in by a flock of fluffy chickens this afternoon, the yellow-breasted activists filling the station to draw attention to the plight of caged battery hens in Australia.696540-chickens

Organised by the Animal Justice Party, the stunt encourages commuters to cuddle up to a chicken and “take a pic with a chick”, then share it across Facebook and Twitter.

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