Welcome to the Animal Justice Party NSW blog where we'll keep you up to date with in depth discussions of the major issues facing animals here in our state.
Blogs will be updated monthly, so stay tuned and don't forget to sign up to our mailing list to find out more about how you can take action to protect animals here in NSW.
March 2021: Exclusion fencing: The silent kangaroo killer
Across NSW, animal agribusiness is increasingly erecting taller and stronger fences, covering enormous distances and stopping the movement of animals. They might seem innocuous, but these exclusion fences are a silent killer, and are designed to deliberately trap and/or kill wild animals including kangaroos.
Why are exclusion fences becoming a bigger problem than ever and what can we do to stop them?
February 2021: The future of food: Cultured meat
The idea of eating meat grown in a test tube may sound like the futuristic stuff of science fiction, but thanks to several forward-thinking start-ups, it’s one animal-friendly food revolution that’s almost upon us.
What is cultured meat and is it really the solution to cruelty in animal agribusiness?
January 2021: Factory Farming: Killing more than its intended victims
Intensive animal agribusiness isn’t just costing billions of animal lives, it also comes with a high cost to human health: a price state governments in Australia seem intent on paying.
How is animal agribusiness a threat to our communities and what can you do to help?
January 2021: Wombat Mange: A slow and excruciating death
Wombat populations are under continued pressure from reduction of habitat from land clearing, road mortality, illegal shooting and now, growing rates of disease - specifically Sarcoptic Mange (Sarcoptes scabiei), more commonly known as scabies.
Mange is now recognised as one of the main causes of death in wombats - but why is this mite so dangerous and what is being done to protect wombats from this deadly disease?
November 2020: Crushed to death: Pig farming in Australia
Pigs are as playful as dogs and as intelligent as three-year-old children. Yet, to most of us, they are out of sight, and out of mind. But here in Australia, around 5 million pigs are systematically raised and slaughtered every year.
Find out about the horrific conditions pigs face in the animal agribusiness industry and why you should leave pigs firmly off your plate.
Earlier this year, a 2-year old Kelpie-cross was found lying next to a busy road in Western Sydney. Her muzzle was taped shut, she had deep wounds across her body, no collar and no microchip. She was thought to be a victim of dogfighting - an illegal bloodsport still occurring across Australia. But how prevalent is dog fighting and what can you do to help?
Find out more about dog fighting in Australia and how you can make a difference.
October 2020: "The World's Richest Disgrace": Greyhound racing in NSW
In 2015, an investigation by Four Corners exposed the greyhound racing industry to be rife with animal cruelty: live baiting, deliberate and systematic overbreeding of dogs, and cheating on a grand scale. So why is the NSW Parliament handing over half a million dollars of taxpayers’ money to fund the ‘World’s Richest Greyhound Race’?
Find out more about greyhound racing in NSW and how you can make a difference.
September 2020: Skinned Alive: Mink farming exposed
Over 60 million mink are slaughtered for their fur each and every year - and with COVID-19 infections now running rampant in mink farms, the situation couldn't be worse for these suffering animals.
Find out more about the cruel mink industry and how you can make a difference.
September 2020: Fish sentience: The science
Fish feel pain, they are self-aware, they remember, they build relationships and exhibit emotional responses. Deliberately inflicting pain and suffering on these animals is inexcusable.
Find out more about the science behind fish sentience.
August 2020: Join us to end cruel battery cages for good
Later this year, agriculture ministers from NSW and across Australia will come together to define the future of 10 million egg-laying hens stuck in barren cages.
What can you do to help secure an end to battery cages in NSW?
August 2020: Animals do not belong in the circus
There is growing public disapproval about the use of wild animals in entertainment, yet in NSW there are still exotic animals performing in the circus ring despite the growing public outcry.
What can you do to help protect these suffering animals?
July 2020: The deadly dairy industry
The mythologising of the dairy industry by industry bodies hides an ugly truth: it relies on impregnating dairy cows and denying calves their mother’s milk.
Learn more about the realities of the dairy industry and how you can make a difference.
Kangaroos are a keystone species that are fundamental to effective bushfire management. So why does the NSW Government insist on culling them and allow them to be slaughtered by the commercial industry?
Learn more about why it is critical we end the kangaroo slaughter now.
The Animal Justice Party is the first and only political party in Australia giving animals a political voice - but around the world there are a growing number of animal parties successfully changing how society and governments think about and treat animals.
Learn about our growing global movement for change.
April 2020: Why treating coronavirus is not enough
As we all grapple with the global impacts of the newest coronavirus (covid-19), it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that like other serious pandemics and epidemics, this disease has its roots in the slaughtering of animals and destruction of their habitat.
So what can be done?
Millions of animals including primates, cats, dogs and native animals are still being bred and used for cruel research and experimentation in Australia.
So why doesn’t the public know about it, and who allows this research to go ahead?
1080, an odourless, colourless and tasteless poison - banned in multiple countries and classified as a “weapon of mass destruction”, this devastating toxin is currently being dropped by our government across NSW.
But why does Australia still insist on using 1080, and what does it do to animals?