What a special day this was. A few weeks ago, just a few days before World Kangaroo Day, members of the Yuin community met at NSW Parliament House to conduct a smoking ceremony and deliver a message stick, representing the Yuin Declaration for Kangaroos. This historic...
Results of the Summer Kangaroo Count 2022
by Elena Wewer | Jul 18, 2022 | Community, Kangaroo, News
Kangaroo populations across Australia are plummeting due to commercial and non-commercial shooting, car strike, and habitat destruction. For the last two years, the Office of Mark Pearson has run the Summer Kangaroo Count, a citizen science project which hundreds of...
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: Dutch Government to push for EU ban on kangaroo products, as Animal Justice Party MP signals an end to the industry
by Elena Wewer | Mar 8, 2022 | Kangaroo, News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 8/3/2022 MEDIA RELEASE: Dutch Government to push for EU ban on kangaroo products, as Animal Justice Party MP signals an end to the industry The Dutch government is set to push for a European ban on the import of kangaroo products, after...
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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...
MOTION PASSED: Securing covered-up kangaroo concerns
by Elena Wewer | Nov 19, 2021 | Kangaroo, Motions, News, Parliament
This week I took to the chamber to call on the government to release documents that prove its own bureaucrats raised concerns about kangaroo killing in NSW. The motion passed unanimously. I was already furious at how badly the Department of Planning,...
Kangaroo populations are plummeting: the results of the 2020-21 Aussie Summer Kangaroo Count are in
by Elena Wewer | Nov 16, 2021 | Kangaroo, News
Kangaroo populations across Australia are plummeting. Last year, my office ran the Aussie Summer Kangaroo Count, a citizen science project which 661 people across the country took part in. The results are in, and they paint a bleak picture. Key Findings: Of the 496...
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...
MEDIA STATEMENT: CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON KANGAROO SLAUGHTER AFTER EXPLOSIVE 7:30 REPORT
by Elena Wewer | Nov 5, 2021 | Kangaroo, News
Quotes attributable to the Hon. Mark Pearson, MLC Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party NSW “Last night’s 7:30 report has blown the lid off the kangaroo industry. Fixing this industry is impossible. We need a moratorium on all killing of kangaroos and we...
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