Animal Justice Party
Established in 2010, the Animal Justice Party represents the interests of animals in the decisions of parliaments throughout Australia. It currently has over 5000 members. The AJP had its first representative elected to the upper house of the New South Wales state parliament in March 2015. More elected representatives followed after that.
Key priorities of the party include: ending the live export of animals; ending the killing of protected native wildlife such as kangaroos; ending cruel ‘intensive’ farming practices such as battery cages and sow stalls and other practices; and recognising that positive human engagement with animals creates a stronger, wiser, respectful, compassionate and healthier community.
- 1 September 2020 Party for the Animals pushes back against concealment of cruelty in animal agriculture
- 30 June 2020 The end of the Dutch mink farming industry - one of the largest in the world
- 14 January 2020 Esther’s blog: the all-important decade - what will you do?
- 22 October 2019 Australian Animal Justice Party stops draconian laws that attack whistle-blowers who expose animal cruelty
- 21 May 2019 Marianne's Blog: “May we have your votes, please?”
- 17 April 2019 Worldlog Marianne Thieme – leader of the Party for the Animals
- 19 December 2018 Party for the Animals calls for cooperation on behalf of the planet and animals in Sarajevo