Taking the political fight for animals to the NT: Animal Justice Party stood a candidate for the first time in the 2020 state election
In the Northern Territory election on 22 August 2020, the Animal Justice Party campaigned 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, who stood in the 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