In Support Of Our Frontline Public Sector Workers

In support of our frontline public sector workers

Last night we voted to stop the wage freeze on our frontline workers. Our nurses, ambos, fire fighters, and many others- we will always stand with you. We also took the opportunity to give the Government better ways they can cut spending: Stop buying millions of dangerous, cruel 1080 poison baits to kill animals that are just trying to survive. Stop funding animal “abusement” industries like greyhound racing, horse racing, circuses, dolphinariums and recreational fishing that use animal cruelty as entertainment. Stop propping up dying animal agribusinesses that the community no longer supports. To our frontline public sector workers, and everyone involved in fighting COVID-19, I say thank you. Thank you for getting us through this pandemic as safely as possible. We are proud to say the disallowance motion passed.

Posted by Emma Hurst - Animal Justice Party MP on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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To Be Debated in Parliament: Animal Ag = Zoonotic Disease Risks

To be Debated in Parliament: Animal Ag = Zoonotic Disease Risks

The confinement, slaughter and consumption of animals has been linked to serious zoonotic diseases - E.Coli, salmonella, mad cow disease, avian influenza, swine flu, and COVID-19. There are drastic health risks associated with the consumption of animals. I will take this issue to debate- I wonder what excuses the Government will come up with?

Posted by Emma Hurst - Animal Justice Party MP on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Deforestation is a killer in more ways than one

Deforestation is a killer in more ways than one

Animal agribusiness is a killer. Not just of the millions of farmed animals imprisoned by the industry, but of the millions of other wild animals whose homes are destroyed to make way for farmed animal slaughter. 3/4 of Australia’s threatened plant and animal species have habitat loss listed as one of the main reasons they are being driven to extinction. Much of this habitat loss is to make way for animal farms. Deforestation by animal agribusiness has created a crisis for animals, the environment and our climate. But I have a plan. A plan for a future of sustainable, plant-based farming that protects animals and the forests they call home. A plan that would make NSW a leader on climate action. This is just the beginning - watch this space.

Posted by Emma Hurst - Animal Justice Party MP on Thursday, July 9, 2020

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SO52 Regarding Get Wild Animal Experiences

SO52 regarding Get Wild Animal Experiences

Recently a man who stabbed, beat and impaled a dog to a tree had his convictions overturned on appeal. Yesterday we passed an SO52 that sought documents concerning his company’s previous interactions with the DPI. These documents will reveal the scrutiny, or lack thereof, the DPI has had over this facility pursuant to its obligations under the Exhibited Animals Act. Australians hate animal cruelty, and we need to have a no tolerance stance against those that intentionally hurt animals. Anyone who beats and impales a dog is a risk to the community and to other animals. Soon we will know if this man should have been on the Government’s radar long ago. Sign our petition calling for better animal protection laws: https://www.emmahurstmp.com/tougher_penalties_petition

Posted by Emma Hurst - Animal Justice Party MP on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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Drought: What Every Australian Can Do

DROUGHT: What Every Australian Can Do.

It takes approximately 20 times more water to produce a kilogram of beef than it does a kilogram of rice, fruit or vegetables. Transitioning to a plant-based agricultural system is essential to reducing our water usage. Every Australian can do their part to conserve water by adopting a plant-based diet.

Posted by Emma Hurst - Animal Justice Party MP on Monday, March 9, 2020

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Animal Agribusiness is a Leading Form of Climate Change

Animal agribusiness is a leading cause of climate change

Australians everywhere have been shattered by the cost of the climate emergency, and it is time someone stood up in the halls of Parliament and called out one of the industries with the most responsibility: the animal agribusiness industry. On this day in Parliament we have encouraged all Australians to adopt a plant based diet to mitigate the effects of climate change. Indeed, a vegan diet is the greatest action any of us can take as an individual to mitigate climate change. #climateemergency #nswpol

Posted by Emma Hurst - Animal Justice Party MP on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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The NSW Government Must Place A Moratorium On Licences To Harm

The NSW Government must place a moratorium on licences to harm protected native animals

We have called out the callous slaughter of 150 cockatoos at an Albury golf course. These birds were slaughtered simply for daring to exist. Too many animals have perished in the recent bushfires and drought. There was no reason for this knee-jerk and thoughtless action. The saddest part is, this could have been avoided if the Government had put a moratorium on all Licence to Harm Native Animal Permits following the devastating loss from the bushfires. Sign our petition so no more callous 'Rambo' shooting operations take place: The death of these animals must not go unnoticed. https://www.emmahurstmp.com/protect_wild_animals

Posted by Emma Hurst - Animal Justice Party MP on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Duck Hunting Announced In Victoria

Duck hunting announced in Victoria

With the horrifying news that the Victorian Government has approved cruel duck shooting to go ahead in May, I have demanded to know how our government will ensure ducks fleeing from shooters in Victoria will be safe from slaughter across the border here in NSW. Watch what the government has to say here. #banduckshooting

Posted by Emma Hurst - Animal Justice Party MP on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Logging in State Forests Still Continuing Despite Mega Fires

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Ensuring Strong Penalties for the Sexual Abuse of Animals

Ensuring strong penalties for the sexual abuse of animals

A Government Bill debated yesterday could have seen sexual abuse of an animal (bestiality) be treated as a summary offence which would reduce the maximum penalty from 14 years imprisonment to just 2 years. After the AJP raised our concerns with the Government, this amendment was removed and the offence now remains with a maximum penalty of 14 years. Sexual abuse of an animal is always wrong, and is often accompanied by death and pain for the animal. That’s why we worked with the NSW Government to ensure this change wasn't made. With your help, we are making sure animals are considered in every law. #nswpol #animalrights #animalprotection #EndAnimalCruelty #TougherPenalties

Posted by Emma Hurst - Animal Justice Party MP on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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