Taking a stand for those without a voice
The 2016 Animal Justice Party Conference
Saturday September 24 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (Registration desk open from 8:15am)
First Floor, Sydney Mechanic’s School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Click here to read the AJP Conference Call for Abstracts or Posters
Abstract Deadline For Submission Extended To 5pm Friday, 2nd September 2016
Three important results in the last week demonstrate the Animal Justice Party is on a successful roll to get better outcomes for animals in Australia.
While counting for the Senate in the Federal Election is continuing, the AJP will almost double its vote from the 2013 election to around 190,000. The AJP increased its vote in every jurisdiction at the recent election. In Victoria the AJP is trending sixth out of 37 parties behind the three majors, Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party and Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. We have … Continue reading
Four respected animal welfare and conservation groups have given the tick of approval to the Animal Justice Party’s policies.
The Humane Society International (HSI) rated the AJP highly against all seven indicators of conservation and all four indicators of animal welfare in its 2016 Federal Election Report Card. http://hsi.org.au/assets/publications/520_2016-federal-election-report-card.pdf
In its submission to the HSI, the AJP said it cannot support so-called conservation arguments by gun-toting vandals, representatives of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party, some landowners and some apparent conservation organisations like Bush Heritage who believe … Continue reading
The Animal Justice Party today called for an end to the live animal export trade adding its voice to almost 80% of the Australian population, who recent surveys estimate oppose live export1.
AJP National President, Professor Steve Garlick said;” There is no moral or economic argument in support of this cruel trade.”
“The past week of revelations concerning the abuse of Australian live trade animals has been shocking. This litany of cruel behaviours cannot go on.
“Industry and government statements attempt to hide the fact that the industry … Continue reading
AJP Independent Office of Animal Welfare proposal gains Labor support
An Animal Justice Party proposal for an Independent Office of Animal Welfare has gained federal Australian Labor Party support.
Professor Steve Garlick, President of the AJP said “The AJP proposes that the Commonwealth Government establish a regulatory office focussing on animal welfare. The Office of Animal Welfare would cover all animal sectors coming under Commonwealth Government legislation.”
Professor Garlick said ALP support for the AJP proposal was confirmed in a letter from the Shadow Minister for Environment, Climate … Continue reading
The Animal Justice Party and the Australian Labor Party have agreed to work together to increase the production of plant-based food in Australia.
Professor Garlick, AJP President, said today: “Following discussion with us, the ALP in government has agreed to develop and expand initiatives which can maximise plant-based food production and expand these agricultural markets. This will be great for local investment and jobs.”
As a result of discussions with the AJP, the ALP Shadow Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Mark Butler, has stated that … Continue reading
Animal Justice Party candidate for Eden Monaro, Frankie Seymour, has spoken out forcefully against the NSW Government’s proposal for a mass slaughter of brumbies in the Kosciuszko National Park.
The NSW government plans to reduce the population of wild horses in the Park by half in ten years and by 90 per cent in 20 years.
Animal Justice Party candidate for Eden-Monaro, Frankie Seymour, has called on the Australian government, whatever parties comprise it after the July election, to take the lead in working to obliterate what she calls ‘Australia’s killing culture’.
Outraged by the ACT government’s announcement last week of yet another slaughter of kangaroos on ACT reserves, Ms Seymour says:
‘Once again the ACT government has ordered this cruel slaughter, based on nothing resembling science, without any monitoring or evaluation to determine what impact the killing is having on either the kangaroos … Continue reading
A decision by Federal Minister for Environment Greg Hunt to use his ‘national interest’ power to harm a large colony of flying foxes highlights the desperate need for a voice for animals in the national Parliament according to Frankie Seymour. Ms Seymour is standing for the Animal Justice Party in the bellwether electorate of Eden-Monaro in the July federal election.
Ms Seymour has weighed into this issue ‘because it is the clearest possible example of why the Animal Justice Party must run candidates for seats in the federal … Continue reading
Actor and pioneering animal rights activist Lynda Stoner is one of 54 candidates standing for the Animal Justice Party in the coming federal election.
Ms Stoner will stand for the Senate in New South Wales. In addition to contesting the Senate the AJP will stand around 42 lower house candidates. Sixty five per cent of AJP candidates are women.
National AJP President Professor Steve Garlick said today, “With a double dissolution election, the AJP has a reasonable chance of picking up the last Senate seat in NSW and … Continue reading