We are delighted to report that Melbourne City Council will cease offering permits to horse-drawn carriage operators from June 30 this year. The AJP ran candidates at the recent Council elections in order to get this practise banned, and much work has been done by us in lobbying Councillors to support this move for some time. We are delighted to have played a significant part in making this the most complained-about issue to the Melbourne City Council, ultimately leading to this welcome decision.
The Animal Justice Party condemns and deplores the ACT government decision to kill yet another 2600 kangaroos on Canberra reserves and the Googong Reserve (in NSW which is managed by the ACT) in 2017.
The decision follows release for public comment of a draft Kangaroo Management Plan (KMP). The content of this Plan confirmed that the government has very little scientific support for its claims that ACT kangaroos are at high densities, or that they are capable of harming the very environment which has relied on kangaroo grazing to maintain it for millions of years.
The KMP’s recommendation to slaughter … Continue reading
The Animal Justice Party has made a submission to the ACT Government’s Draft Kangaroo Management Plan (KMP). The main thrust of our submission is the complete rejection of the KMP’s main assertions:
• to demoting (under law) kangaroos from ‘protected native animal’ to ‘controlled native animal’. • that kangaroos have a deleterious impact on the environment; • that the kangaroo ‘cull’ is humane; and • the ACT Government’s prohibition of rehabilitating kangaroos.
The submission systematically demolishes the underlying logic of the KMP, in particular how unscientific the so-called science in it is!
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Charges of hypocrisy being levelled at AJP Member of the NSW Parliament, Mark Pearson, need to be put into the context of his decades of service to animals. The attacks on a long-term animal rights campaigner appear to be for the sole purpose of trying to ensure the AJP does not succeed in its quest for a better world for animals.
Mark has deviated from the Animal Justice Party policy of a plant-based diet by eating fish, and we are disappointed with our MP’s behaviour. As the public face of the party we hold him to a higher standard and … Continue reading
Thanks to all members of the Animal Justice Party in Western Australia for their efforts to win representation for animals. A tremendous amount of work has been put in over the last 6 months, and it showed on Saturday.
Six months ago, we had just over 200 members in WA, needing 500 to register for the state election. Since then, we have increased our members to well over 700, registered as a party in WA, endorsed 14 quality candidates to stand … Continue reading
The Government intends to release a deadly rabbit haemorrhagic virus next month. AJP has argued in a submission to the Invasive Plants and Animal Committee that the release is unsound both on conservation and ethical grounds. Rabbits are also much loved companion animals and the only available vaccine has only had a small pilot study.
What can you do? Talk to your vet about the vaccine if you keep rabbits and request an urgent meeting with your local MP to lodge an objection.
There is also an article on New Matilda based on the submission. You can add … Continue reading
The Animal Justice Party will have a strong presence in the forthcoming Western Australian State election.
We will have 8 candidates in the upper house and be running in 6 marginal lower house seats.
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Recent media publications by The Land and The Guardian of meeting documents provides disturbing details of a forum held in August last year between agribusiness owners, NSW Farmers Federation, Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair along with Police and the RSPCA. They reveal the extent to which industry and government are working together to silence activists seeking to expose animal cruelty in farming.
The documents obtained under freedom of information laws confirm what many activists have argued for a long time; the interconnected links between animal … Continue reading
2016 has seen bird flu outbreaks in many countries. Currently its “rocking” Europe, but earlier in the year it hit Iraq and South Korea . In Iraq’s case it was the H5N1, which can also infect and kill people, but the current European outbreak is H5N8. This particular subtype of H5N8 bird flu was first found in China in 2014 but reached Europe in the same year. The globalisation of factory farming and its products will mean a steady increase in new viruses and its only a matter of time before there is another Swine Flu … a deadly … Continue reading