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.


Animal welfare successes in Australia thanks to Animal Justice Party

The Australian Animal Justice Party recently achieved many new victories in their struggle to change animals' lives for the better. Emma Hurst, Member of Parliament of New South Wales for the Animal Justice Party, secured government support for homeless animals and people, by making crisis locations and future social housing animal friendly, and by altering tenancy laws to make it easier for peop...