Every one of us has the power to create change.
Political power can be transformative and a strong political voice is essential in the fight for animal rights and protection of the environment.
Moving attention towards the urgent need of proper policies for animal protection is a massive task. More political power in the form of animal based political parties will drive positive change, slowly but surely.
There are many dedicated groups who work tirelessly to improve the treatment of the intelligent living beings with whom we share our planet.
Environmental groups are equally as passionate and work to keep governments and corporations accountable.
Our wilderness areas are dwindling due to the continuing expansion of our cities and suburbs, never-ending developments and clear felling of huge tracks of forest.
In Australia, there are little to no environmental policies as the government continues to promote developments and projects led by huge corporations. These often have dire outcomes for the environment and wildlife.
By continuing to pass legislation restricting individuals rights to protest or to raise concerns about proposed developments, there has been little need for the government to address the issues.
There is a dire need for affirmative action before it is too late.
More people need to raise their voices in opposition. Activism within a group is an effective way for individuals to gain traction in the fight.
To find out more, and how you can get involved to promote better animal welfare or to help protect the environment, check out the links below.
Animal Justice Party Australia – Australia’s first political party that places animal welfare as its major priority. The party is working towards having candidates elected in all states to ensure animal rights is represented in policy making. This will result in better animal welfare for all animals.
Check out their website for more information: https://animaljusticeparty.org/
Animals Australia – is an organisation promoting compassion to all animals as a driving force of change. They are internationally recognised and have raised awareness due to public campaigns, investigations into animal cruelty and promoting change by political lobbying and legal advocacy.
Check out their website to find out how you can get involved:
Safe for Animals – is an organisation based in New Zealand.
SAFE’s vision is “a New Zealand free of cruelty, a society where we nurture our instincts for compassion, and where we are kind to ourselves, animals and our planet.”
Check out the link below:
Compassion in World Farming – Compassion in World Farming is a campaigning and lobbying animal welfare organisation. It campaigns against the live export of animals, certain methods of livestock slaughter, and all systems of factory farming.
Find out more at:
Foie Gras Facts – is an educational resource that advocates for ethical eating. Foie gras production is unethical, inhumane towards ducks and geese, and should not be allowed to continue.
Find more information and how you can help end this industry at: http://foiegrasfacts.com/
Greenpeace – Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation. Greenpeace states its goal is to “ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity.”
Greenpeace is known for its direct actions and has been described as one of the most visible environmental organisations in the world. It has raised environmental issues to public knowledge, and influenced both the private and the public sector.
Check out how you can be a supporter:
The Wilderness Society Australia – Along with their supporters and local groups the society are keeping a close eye on what decisions are made by governments and companies in Australia. They speak up against moves that damage our natural world, weaken existing environmental protections or take us further away from the path of solving climate change.
To find out more and how you can get involved to protect Australia’s wilderness and the environment check out the link below: