Heather Barnes

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I am standing for the Animal Justice Party because I am compelled to fight against cruelty and injustice. I am not doing this for myself, money or ego but because I am committed to kindness, equality, rationality and non-violence.

I grew up in Narrabeen and have lived in Forestville since 2006. I always wanted to be a vet, but saw the treatment of lab animals and couldn’t be a part of abusing animals like this. I switched to geology, with my first real job with Exxon, but quickly decided I wanted to put something back into the community instead and became the first professional woman firefighter in NSW and Australia. After completing a Masters in Environmental Studies, I was appointed the NSWFB first Environment Manager.

I currently volunteer with WIRES, rescuing and caring for injured and orphaned native animals, and am a representative on the Wires State Council. Having travelled extensively in Australia, I’ve witnessed the devastating effects of land misuse and climate change on people, wildlife, farm animals and natural environment.

We need to fight for a better future by new legislation, really tackling climate change, and cherishing our wildlife and their habitats. I want to see established a federal Animal Right’s Commission, the end of the appalling live export trade, and stop the cruelty to animals in factory farming and agriculture.

I have seen animal and human suffering up close, and want to make a difference. By advocating kindness and compassion to all living beings, I believe we can make a world where our children, and those without a voice, have a bright future in a clean healthy environment in a kind and caring society.

I want to be a voice for people, the environment and animals in Federal Parliament.

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