Worldlog 30 May 2016
In my previous Worldlog I told you that I went to Australia to give some lectures, meanwhile I have finished this lecture tour. The Australian animal rights organisation Voiceless had invited me, as the founder and party leader of the Party for the Animals, to give lectures about our role of booster in the animal rights debate and the political meaning of it. I really felt honoured to be asked to do this, from the 4th until the 17th of May I thoroughly enjoyed giving lectures throughout Australia at universities and law firms. I would like to thank the team of Voiceless for their fantastic organisation.
Lecture at the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney
Some 2,000 people attended my 10 lectures in Australia over the past few weeks. The attendants included many students, young people who are motivated and ambitious to fight for our planet and all its inhabitants. But there were also some special guests, including philosopher Peter Singer and philanthropist and former banker Philip Wollen, who gave a lecture in our Lower House a few years ago. And also John M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel prize for Literature attended the lecture.
The 2016 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series was organised by the Australian animal rights organisation Voiceless to raise awareness for animal rights and animal welfare with respect to the national elections to be held in Australia on the 2nd of July. Because we now also have a sister party in Australia, the Animal Justice Party. Apart from giving lectures, I also spoke with several members of the Animal Justice Party during my visit to Australia. They currently already hold one seat in the Senate of the Australian state of New South Wales. Hopefully the party will soon gain even more seats in the national elections.
On the photo with a baby kangaroo at the Possumwood.com.au shelter for injured wild animals, run by Steve Garlick of the Animal Justice Party
Until the next time and kind regards,