Taking the political fight for animals to the NT: Animal Justice Party stands candidate for the first time in upcoming state election
In the upcoming Northern Territory election on 22 August 2020, the Animal Justice Party will be campaigning for:
- stronger laws to protect animals from abuse and stronger punishments for people who hurt animals
- a ban on puppy farms
- more options for people with pets fleeing domestic violence
- better regulations to lessen the suffering of birds and other animals who are hunted (in the absence of a complete ban on recreational hunting)
- consideration of the impacts of animal agriculture on climate change
- restrictions on the use of fireworks which cause harm to native wildlife and pets
- better protections for the natural environment
Meet our candidate Shelley Landmark, standing in seat of Nightcliff
Hello, I’m Shelley
I’m a human rights lawyer and a passionate animal advocate.
I grew up with a single mum. We couldn’t afford housing. This meant that I had to give up my best friend – Holly, the dog who taught me the meaning of friendship. When we gave up Holly, I promised I’d never let another animal down.
Now, I fight for the most vulnerable. I fight for the underdog and I fight for basic protections for our environment and for animals.
In 2013, I set up Australia’s first legal centre dedicated to protecting animals. Now, I work in Darwin and across remote communities helping the most vulnerable.
I believe in a kinder style of politics. I believe in taking a sensible approach to decision making. I believe that together, we can make positive change.
A vote for me means a vote for kindness this election.
Do you live in the NT and want to join the AJP? Join here