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...
SNAP RALLY THIS THURSDAY IN SYDNEY
by Elena Wewer | Feb 15, 2022 | Community, koalas, News
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: “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...
MEDIA RELEASE: “Koalas to your hotel room” practice slammed by Animal Justice Party MP as “animal exploitation by the ultra-rich”
by Elena Wewer | Jan 5, 2022 | koalas, News
The Australian Reptile Park’s animal hire service has come under fire for allowing koalas to be rented out to hotel rooms or private homes for $2,000 an hour. As late as Tuesday January 4, the “Koalas to Your Room” page on the Australian Reptile Park’s website was...
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...
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...
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