Koalas are now officially endangered, and this Thursday we're taking a stand to speak up for their protection. For too long our government has been promising funding for koalas while bulldozing their homes for development. Koalas need trees. Koalas need strong...
MEDIA RELEASE: “Australia’s deadliest dog track”: Animal Justice MP calls for a ban on greyhound racing at Richmond until track is investigated
by Elena Wewer | Jan 21, 2022 | Community, Greyhounds, Media Releases
Richmond Racing Club was Australia’s deadliest greyhound racing track in 2021, recording 10 deaths and 572 injuries, according to data collated by the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds. Richmond’s 2021 injury tally of 572 is more than the combined...
MEDIA RELEASE: “Reindeer” kill at Raymond Terrace set to commence despite community objection
by Elena Wewer | Jan 11, 2022 | Community, News
Port Stephens Council is set to kill a herd of deer in the Irrawong Swamp area of Raymond Terrace after a planned kill was delayed due to community upset about the killing of the “reindeer” at Christmas. “Many members of the Raymond Terrace...
Vale, Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison
by Elena Wewer | Dec 18, 2021 | Community, News
Earlier this week, we learnt about the passing of Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison. I first met Uncle Max ten years ago, and together we have fought for kangaroo protection ever since. With the permission of Uncle Max’s family, I want to share with you some photos and...
This letter was just sent to 385 members of U.S. Congress
by Elena Wewer | Dec 15, 2021 | Community, Greyhounds, News, Uncategorized
Last week, I sent the following letter to 385 members of U.S. Congress one by one, urging them to support the Greyhound Protection Act, which will ban greyhound racing in America and have a huge impact on the Australian industry, too. I am posting the letter here for...
🦘🚨 JOIN US ON SATURDAY 18 DECEMBER 🚨🦘
by Elena Wewer | Dec 10, 2021 | Community, Kangaroo, News
Huge news! As you know, I love a good protest, and we've got a huge one coming up in just over a week. The Animal Justice Party has teamed up with over 15 national and international organisations to protest the slaughter of kangaroos at NIKE's flagship Australians...
MEDIA RELEASE: kangaroo populations plummeting, citizen science project shows, as Animal Justice Party MP calls for a moratorium on killing
by Elena Wewer | Dec 1, 2021 | Community, Kangaroo, Media Releases, News
The results of the 2020-2021 Summer Kangaroo Count, a citizen science project running out of the office of NSW Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party Mark Pearson, has revealed: Of the 496 respondents who had kangaroos in their area of residence 10 years...
Join me and March to Save Sydney’s Koalas this Friday, November 26
by Elena Wewer | Nov 23, 2021 | Community, koalas
JOIN US IN STANDING UP FOR KOALAS THIS FRIDAY! I will be speaking at the March to Save Sydney's Koalas this Friday, November 26 at NSW Parliament. This week is the last sitting week of NSW Parliament for 2021, and the perfect opportunity to make some noise for...
Gallery: World Kangaroo Day 2021 and the Yuin Declaration for Kangaroos
by Elena Wewer | Nov 11, 2021 | Community, Kangaroo, News
Last month on World Kangaroo Day, October 24, I was honoured to attend a Yuin Ceremony at Wild2Free Inc. - Kangaroo Sanctuary celebrating the gorgeous, gentle creature that is the kangaroo. The event...
Explainer blog: Wombat mange – Australia’s secret animal welfare crisis
by Elena Wewer | Jul 1, 2021 | Community, News, Wombat mange, Wombats
Imagine your entire body is covered in an unbearably itchy rash so bad that when you move, your thickened skin cracks along ridges all across your body. These infected fissures, wet with blood and pus, are slowly drying out and splitting even deeper. Soon they’ll be...
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- Yuin Declaration for Kangaroos arrives at NSW Parliament House November 7, 2022
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- Results of the Summer Kangaroo Count 2022 July 18, 2022
- MEDIA RELEASE: Mulesing ban to be raised in NSW Parliament, as horrific new footage sparks debate June 28, 2022