We are a group of South Australians who are passionate about giving a political voice to animals, and have come together to advocate for improvements in animal welfare and for greater protection for the environment.
We also take every opportunity to lobby for the adoption of animal-friendly policies by other political parties. Our aim to continually build our presence in both the South Australian and Australian political arena.
If you are interested in making Australia a better place for both humans and animals, you are very welcome to join us as a party member, volunteer or supporter.
You can see a little of what we do in the images below. You might also be interested in reading some articles from our lead candidate for the Senate, Louise Pfieffer.
Voices for Animals Media Group
Animals have been abused for decades. It's now time for change.
Use your keyboard and pen to help bring about a new paradigm.
Join our dedicated media group, Voices for Animals, and let politicians and the general public know your feelings about animal abuse via the newspapers, letters and social media.
We would particularly like to hear from anyone who listens to talk-back radio regularly ... it would be good to check out the opportunities to ring in.
News and Views
- The Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017 was introduced to Parliament on 1 June 2017. This is an important first step in an overhaul of regulations governing ingredients commonly used in personal care products. However, there has been yet another delay in introducing a meaningful, comprehensive ban on the sale and manufacture of animal-tested cosmetics. This is not in line with community attitudes: Research completed in 2017 shows a growing concern among Australian women about make-up and skincare items which are not cruelty free. Check the Choose Cruelty Free website to see what you can do to help protect animals from cosmetic testing. We also recommend checking out the Choose Cruelty Free lists, which give details on the various companies and brands which are certified vegan, vegetarian and/or palm-oil free.
- Methane levels are rising quickly across the world, and this is threatening climate targets. Cattle are one of the contributors to methane, along with decaying vegetation, coal mines and natural gas plants. Read more about this research.
- Let's keep up the pressure on live export. The government's shocking inaction on live export doesn't reflect the feelings of around 80% of South Australians, who want live exports to stop. SPCA Australia's senior policy officer, Dr Jed Goodfellow, has pointed out that domestic processing is the only way to ensure Australian animals' welfare. Contact your local member to keep the pressure up on our politicians. Bear in mind that sheep and cattle are not the only species to suffer because of the shocking live trade industry. There are now concerns about the export of donkeys to China, for their skins to be used in Chinese medicine. Even if the animals are not exported live, there are plans to kill more donkeys here to export their hides. Please add your voice to stop this happening.
- We think that laboratory animals should enjoy retirement. Beagle Freedom Australia, in conjunction with other organisations such as the Animal Justice Party, is working to introduce legislation which means that all tax-payer funded labs have to offer their dogs and cats for adoption through rescue organisations after experiments have finished. Please help us make it happen by signing the petition, and getting your friends to sign as well. If you're interested in other animal experimentation issues, go to the Humane Research website.
- Watch www.strathmeats.com from the Strathalbyn slaughterhouse - if you can bear it. AJP has written to the minister responsible for animal welfare, David Speirs, urging him to follow the UK lead and introduce legislation to make CCTV mandatory in all slaughterhouses. If you think CCTV should be installed in slaughterhouses, email the Minister or write a letter (The Hon David Speirs, Minister for Environment, Parliament House, Adelaide 5000).
- A recent report shows how the US could reach up to three quarters of its greenhouse gas reduction target by eating beans instead of beef. Why is the AJP the only political party that recognises the impact of meat-eating on climate change? Read more
- Do you think we should know how many animals are used for research and teaching in SA? So do we, but our government refuses to tell us. Please send an email asking the Minister to stop this secrecy and follow the lead of NSW and Victoria who publish annual reports. Without statistics, we have no idea whether any progress is being made in reducing animal experiments.
Communicate with us
email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | postal contact: Secretary, Animal Justice Party SA, PO Box 462, Marden 5070
We have monthly meetings on the last Sunday of each month at 2.00pm at the Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide. We’d love to see you there.