• 15/01/2016: Mark to visit Coffs Harbour and Grafton to meet with local animal protection groups

    Mark Pearson MP

    Mark will be on the road again this weekend engaging with the regional community and to support local animal protection groups.

    First stop will be to support the Coffs Harbour & Environs for Ethical Treatment of Animals (CHEETA) group at their market stall. Mark will be engaging with the community and available for information on animal representation in politics as well as local issues. If you are in the area, why not drop by for a chat as well as support local animal advocacy groups?

    Mark will then attend a meeting of Grafton animal advocacy groups run by Happy Paws Haven. Please see the official MEDIA RELEASE in relation to Marks visit to Grafton.

    Coffs Harbourside Market

    When: Sunday 17th of January from 11am

    Where: Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour

  • 14/01/2016: A National Day of action – Nationwide Protests will be held to call for a ban on greyhound racing in Australia.

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    The Animal Justice Party has led and coordinated the organisation of the National Shut It Down rally in association with the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds.

    Please come along and show the government that the greyhound industry does not have a social licence to continue operating. I will be speaking at the rally on behalf of the Animal Justice Party. The Animal Justice Party and the Greens are the only two Australian Political parties that are calling for a total shutdown to greyhound racing in Australia.

    A National Day of action – Nationwide Protests will be held to call for a ban on greyhound racing in Australia.
    Date: Sunday 7th February, 2016
    Time: 12pm – 2pm
    Hounds: Please bring your hounds unless the weather is too warm for them.
    Route: As part of the protest we will be walking a loop around Hyde Park
    Speakers: Rosemary Elliott (Sentient, The Veterinary Institute for Animal Ethics), Mark Pearson (AJP) and John Kaye (The Greens)
    Signs: Bring signs to march and get our message across with
    Event contact details: notogreyhoundracing@gmail.com

  • 13/01/2016: Mark to table petition calling for an end to dolphin captivity

    In 2015 the AJP put out a petition calling for an end to the captive breeding and keeping of dolphins. The petition requests that the Government cease the granting of permits for the breeding and exhibition of dolphins. It also calls for the release of all dolphins in captivity at Dolphin Marine Magic and that they be rehabilitated for eventual re-homing at an ocean sanctuary.

    The personal story of Bucky, a wild-born dolphin who has been incarcerated in the confines of a small pool for more than 45 years is indefensible and is a stark reminder that Australia has failed non-human animals for too long. Bucky’s story and the passion of his advocates have been the driving force behind this petition and I hope that one day Bucky will swim freely and in peace.

    I am proud to be entrusted with tabling the petition and hope the NSW Government listen to its citizens both human and animal alike.

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  • 08/01/2016: Barnaby Joyce under fire from first elected politician in Australia regarding MV Ocean Outback live export debacle

    The vast majority of people in Australia (83%) and now the citizens of an importing country, Israel, have made it very clear that they completely oppose live exports and imports based on the inevitable egregious cruelty and suffering that will occur. Yet Barnaby Joyce, the minister responsible for propping and ramping up this disgusting trade, demonstrates utter contempt for Australian citizens and ignores the ongoing international condemnation of this trade.

    It is time the government listened to the people of Australia who elected them and relegate this brutal, unacceptable trade to the scrap heap of history, and, along with it, export Barnaby Joyce to a place where he can have no say or influence on how animals are treated.

    See my official MEDIA RELEASE

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