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Looking ahead: We are seeking candidates for the 2019 federal election

After our stunning debut in the March South Australian election, it's time for AJP SA to start looking ahead to the next election.

A federal election will be held between August this year and May next year, and we are hoping to stand 2 candidates in the Senate, and 7 candidates in lower house metropolitan seats. We are calling for expressions of interest from anyone interested in being one of these candidates. Note that candidates must be members of the AJP, and must be vegan.

In this campaign, we will be focusing on the national issues of live export, factory farming, kangaroo killing and the establishment of an Independent Office of Animal Welfare.

Please register your expression of interest online or send a letter to PO Box 462 Marden 5070.

We also need to raise money to pay for candidate fees ($1000 each), and for advertising. We will be holding a number of fundraising events over the next months ... starting with our quiz night (see below).

 

Quiz night

Mark Friday May 25 in your diary!  Our annual quiz night has always been our most successful fundraising event, and we would love you to come along this year and help us keep it that way.

The venue is the Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St, Unley. Doors open at 6.30pm, a vegan BBQ will start at 7pm, and the quiz will start at 7.30pm, with a Silent Auction. There will be a bar available, and free tea/coffee and water. Come armed with lots of gold coins for games and raffle!

Cost: $20, $15 concession, children under 12 free

Pre-booking is appreciated – it makes planning a lot easier. Book online or send a cheque with your details to PO Box 462, Marden 5070.

See you there!

 

Media group

We are establishing a media group, to make telephone calls to radio station segments on animals, and write Letters to the Editor of newspapers when animal cruelty issues are mentioned. For example, the live animal export expose is a classic opportunity to express our disgust and how it will affect our vote in the next election.

The group has already managed to get several letters in the various Messenger Newspapers and the Advertiser on topics such as the sad death of Port River dolphins, the closing of our Australian marine sanctuaries by the Federal Liberal Government, and the 'culling' of little corellas. The more frequently we can bring these issues to the public notice, the more likely they are to be prevented.

If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Di Cornelius at diphilcorn@gmail.com

Port River dolphins

 

News and Views

  • Some brave souls within the coalition party have broken ranks to fight against the continuation of the shocking live sheep export trade.  This is a gleam of hope on the horizon after the weak and disappointing reforms that David Littleproud announced recently. Please keep the pressure up!  Email or phone your local MP as soon as possible, to help abolish this terrible industry.  Read more
  • Sadly, sheep 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. 
  • 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 is 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:  secretary.ajp.sa@gmail.com   |   postal contact: Secretary, Animal Justice Party SA, PO Box 462, Marden 5070

Go to our Calendar of Events to find out what events are coming up in SA, or find out more about volunteering for the AJP in South Australia.

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.

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