Despite being an ecological and cultural keystone species, the dingo is the only native mammal in NSW not protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act. Every day, dingoes are shot and trapped by local councils and landholders. Even in national parks,...
MEDIA RELEASE: friends, not foe: dingoes to be protected in NSW if Animal Justice Party bill passes
by Elena Wewer | May 13, 2022 | Bills, Dingoes, Media Releases, News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 13/05/2022 Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party Mark Pearson has introduced a controversial bill to New South Wales Parliament that would ban the killing of dingoes. If passed, the Dingo Cultural Heritage and Protection Bill 2022...
MEDIA RELEASE: “Totalitarian” anti-protest bill to be rushed through NSW Parliament today
by Elena Wewer | Apr 1, 2022 | Bills, News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 1/04/2022 Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party Mark Pearson has condemned a controversial new government bill that is set to pass through the Legislative Council of New South Wales Parliament today. The Roads and Crimes Amendment Bill...
MEDIA RELEASE: Controversial Kangaroo Protection Bill introduced to NSW Parliament
by Elena Wewer | Mar 24, 2022 | Bills, Kangaroo
Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party Mark Pearson has introduced a controversial bill to New South Wales Parliament that would ban the killing of kangaroos. The bill is an Act to amend the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, and would prohibit the issue...
MEDIA RELEASE: “We can’t pretend it’s not happening here” – NSW MP calls for ban on slaughter of racehorses after reports thousands of British horses are killed in slaughterhouses
by Elena Wewer | Jul 22, 2021 | Bills, Horses, News
Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party Mark Pearson has alleged Australian racehorses are already being killed at knackeries and slaughterhouses, and says news of overseas killing is a reminder of law reform needed in NSW. In February, Mr Pearson...
MEDIA RELEASE: RACING NSW FAILS TO REPORT HORSE CRUELTY: Part of racehorse’s tongue “died” and had to be surgically removed after trainer left a tongue tie on, MP exposes in cruelty complaint to RSPCA
by Elena Wewer | Jul 6, 2021 | Bills, Horses, Media Releases, News
Racehorse “My Cousin James” had to have part of his necrotic tongue surgically removed after trainer Steven Phelps failed to remove a tongue tie, a Racing NSW Steward’s Report has revealed. Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party Mark Pearson issued a formal...
MEDIA RELEASE: ‘Entire species choking on plastic’: community urged for input as inquiry begins examining a bill to reduce plastic waste in NSW
by Elena Wewer | Apr 14, 2021 | Bills, News
A bill that would see single-use plastics phased out in NSW is the focus of a new parliamentary inquiry, with the community being urged to have their say. The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment (Plastics Reduction) Bill 2021 would phase out single-use...
My bill to save racehorses has been introduced to the Upper House
by Elena Wewer | Feb 23, 2021 | Bills, Horses
Last week, I introduced a critical bill to the NSW Upper House: the Racehorse Legislation Amendment (Welfare and Registration) Bill 2020. This bill is crucial to reducing suffering and deaths in the NSW horse racing industry, as it would: ban whips, tongue ties, and...
SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN: Speak up to help koalas!
by Elena Wewer | Dec 14, 2020 | Bills, koalas
CLICK HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F7F3D77 Last month the NSW Government attempted to slip what's become known as the "Koala Kill Bill" through the Upper House. It was with the help of the Liberals' own Catherine Cusack that the bill was blocked and sent to...
The public have made up their mind. The science is clear. The whip needs to be banned. Here’s how you can help.
by Elena Wewer | Nov 24, 2020 | Bills, Horses, News
Did you see Professor Paul McGreevy's fantastic article in The Conversation? McGreevy is a Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Science at the University of Sydney, who recently published a landmark scientific paper showing that horses have the capability...
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