NEW POLITICAL ANIMAL SEEKS TO END LIVE EXPORT

Posted on 05/06/13 in News, Press Releases, No Comments

LUDWIG CALLED ON TO RESIGN AFTER YET ANOTHER APPALLING EXPOSE OF ANIMAL BRUTALITY UNDER HIS WATCH AND HIS DEPARTMENT’S COVER-UPS

Sydney, 7 May 2013. The Animal Justice Party (AJP) will be fielding 10 candidates including 6 women, for the Senate in the September Federal Election in a bid to ban live export.

According to Animal Justice Party: “We are opposed to the live export trade, as are the majority of the Australian people. The fact that the major political parties ignore the people’s well formed opinion is staggering.”

“If the government will not get rid of live export, the people will get rid of the government. That the opposition leader, Mr Abbott, has promised to expand the industry and apologise for suspending it shows callous disregard for both the animals and the electorate,” said Animal Justice Party.

“The Gillard Government’s own self-acclaimed livestock export monitoring system has now been shown to be completely useless, as we all expected it would be. It’s time Minister Ludwig resigned. Its time these major parties put the well-being of animal lives ahead of losing votes in certain sectors of the country and bowing to a ruthless industry.”

The news comes after a string of Government supported animal cruelty incidents over recent years including the live animal export trade, the commercial and recreational slaughter of kangaroos and other native animals, ongoing evidence of brutality in intensive factory farming and puppy mill practice.

NSW: Mark Pearson (1) call 0417 252 107, Kate Vickers (2)

ACT: Marcus Fillinger (1) call 0418 487 160, Jessica Montagne (2)

Victoria: Bruce Poon (1) call 0400 248 226, Cherie Wilson (2)

South Australia: Colin Thomas (1) call 0403 312 493, Sally Sutton (2)

Western Australia: Katrina Love (1) call 0401 674 588, Alicia Sutton (2)

A full list of Animal Justice Party policies and its manifesto can be found at http://www.animaljusticeparty.org. For further information please email info@animaljusticeparty.org or tweet us @justice4animals.

Media Enquiries

Tom Godfrey – Bell George PR – tom@bellgeorge.com – www.bellgeorge.com

Steve Garlick – AJP Party President – 0428 880 564

Editors’ Notes
The Animal Justice Party of Australia (AJP) was formed in 2009 to help ensure principles of kindness, compassion and capability are applied to all animals in all parliaments of this country. The AJP will be contesting the 2013 Federal election in the Senate in five jurisdictions and is considering candidates for selected lower house seats.

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