Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party Mark Pearson will visit Port Stephens on Wednesday, April 13 to help launch the party’s Port Stephens Regional Group.
A free community event will be held at 6:30pm this Wednesday, 13 April at Nelson Bay Bowling and Recreation Club (Stockton Street), with RSVP’s essential.
“This is a chance for likeminded locals to come together and tell us what animal, environmental and social issues matter to the Port Stephens community,” Mr Pearson said.
“There’ll be free vegan food and plenty of conversation about all things animals and politics, but most importantly, I want to hear about what local issues need state-wide attention.”
Mr Pearson said the region’s annual Billfish Shootout is an example of a local issue that many Port Stephens community members are concerned about.
“This cruel event sees marlin and majestic tiger sharks dragged and tormented for hours behind boats before being released, exhausted, or brought in to shore and hung upside down, bleeding from the brutal gaff hook wounds,” Mr Pearson said.
“No ‘fair game’ here – just another blood sport that much of the community rejects.”
Mr Pearson will be joined by the Animal Justice Party NSW’s Lead Senate Candidate and Hunter local, Darren Brollo.
“This will be a fun social event to bring locals together, and I’m excited to see what we will achieve together for animals and the environment in the months and years to come,” Mr Brollo said.
Mr Pearson will also speak about his work in New South Wales Parliament.
“Now more than ever it’s vital animals have a voice in politics, and the Animal Justice Party wouldn’t be where it is today without the support of grassroots communities like our regional groups,” he said.
The Animal Justice Party’s New South Wales Regional Groups often engage in community events like protests, demonstrations, market stalls, and leafletting.
Elena Wewer – 0428 444 132