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 in areas of common interest to enhance animal wellbeing internationally.
All representatives were appalled at the Australian Government’s support of the commercial slaughter of kangaroos and sought to bring pressure to bear on the European Parliament to ban the importation of kangaroo products into European nations.
The meeting also voiced its support for the Animal Justice Party’s election campaign for the Victorian election to be held on the 29th of November.