Mulesing is the removal of strips of wool-bearing skin from around the breech (buttocks) of a sheep to prevent the parasitic infection flystrike (myiasis). The Animal Justice Party is working to ban mulesing with a five year phase out giving farmers time to breed the wrinkles out of their flock. In the mean time we are pushing for manditory pain relief both before and after the painful procedure.
Inquiry into animal cruelty laws in NSW – Legislative Council Committee chaired by Mark Pearson to inquire and report on the effectiveness of arrangements for the administration and enforcement of the NSW laws for the protection of animals from cruelty.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Six million lambs mutilated without pain relief in NSW every year: NSW Animal Justice Party MP Mark Pearson calls on the community to give their feedback on a new bill that would mandate pain relief for mulesing
A bill that mandates pain relief for mulesing and would eventually ban the practice entirely in NSW has been sent to an inquiry for consideration. The inquiry will allow the public to comment on the...
MEDIA RELEASE: Koalas to be extinct in NSW before 2050: MP Mark Pearson condemns prior government inaction on habitat protection “a chainsaw to the last koala tree in the bush”
A NSW Upper House committee inquiring into koala populations and habitat in New South Wales today tabled its report, urging the government to act to protect koalas and their habitat or else koalas...
MEDIA RELEASE: “It’s battery cages for dogs”: NSW Animal Justice Party MP Mark Pearson condemns government’s new welfare code for greyhounds
Mark Pearson, NSW MLC for the Animal Justice Party, has spoken out against the NSW government’s draft ‘welfare code of practice’ for greyhounds. The code would allow the greyhound racing industry to...