More success for the AJP this week

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 the fifth highest percentage growth in votes in that state.  An excellent result and still in with a chance to pick up one of two remaining senate positions there.

In the lower house, the AJP obtained more than 4 percent of the vote in three seats (with one of these being close to 5 percent) and another four gained more than 3 percent. In many lower house seats we were the party with the fourth largest vote behind Labor, Liberal and the Greens. In some booths the AJP captured five and six percent of the vote. In several seats AJP preferences influenced the final outcome. Running candidates in the lower house is … Continue reading

Animal Justice Party Ticks all the animal welfare and conservation boxes

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 that Australian native animals can be killed in the mistaken pretence that it somehow protects other endangered animals.

“The evidence from the ACT in relation to kangaroos demonstrates this is a totally wrongheaded view about ecology and the place of native animals that is not consistent with international experience”, said Professor Steve Garlick, National President of the Animal Justice Party. “We cannot support the Greens, Labor or the Liberal National Party in the ACT for having such beliefs with disastrous outcomes for all our wildlife. As we have stated before, the killing culture towards Australia’s native animals has to stop.”

World Animal Protection, http://www.worldanimalprotection.org.au/news/independent-office-animal-welfare-champion-australian-animals?id=U0616E12, Animals Australia http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/election-2016-where-parties-stand.php

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Animal Justice Party calls for end to live animal exports

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 is miniscule, brings little by way of economic return to the country and damages the reputation of our nation.2 “Live export is only worth one eighth of Australia’s boxed meat exports. Most farmer income in these situations (93%) is derived from crops and wool).

“Continuing revelations of animal abuse in the live animal export industry, whether it is the tens of thousands of animals that die at sea or the often horrific cruelty in arrival countries demonstrate that government claims that the sector is being regulated are not matched in practice. It is evident that neither of the major federal parties appears to have the will to regulate this trade in a humane way.”, … Continue reading