Open Letter To ALL Animal Justice Party Candidates

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This is an open letter to all the candidates of the Animal Justice Party for the House of Representatives, and the Senate.

Dear candidates,

Please allow me to introduce myself.

I am an eligible voter at the coming election.

I care about the plight of other animals.

I understand the complexities of animal rights.

I am also vegan.

This means, according to Facebook, my only option is to vote for you on July 2.

This is why I am writing this letter to you.

I feel there are a few questions need answering.

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Will The Live Animal Trade Be Stopped By An Inquiry And Legislation?

Will The Live Animal Trade Be Stopped By An Inquiry And Legislation?
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There is a brutal and cold hearted animal trade happen right now. A trade that is allowed to happen because so few are even willing to mention it’s existence.

We are distracted away from questioning the trade by campaigns to stop the live export of animals to overseas countries, and by demonising unscrupulous cat and dog breeders.

Every time we repeat the catchphrase Adopt, Don’t Shop we are condoning this trade, and accepting it’s brutality.

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Live Export Dramas. Again!

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Animals Australia prophesied that there would be problems with ‘Australian’ animals during this years Festival of Sacrifice. Sadly for the animals concerned, their prophecies came true. Which resulted in yet another expose on the ABC’s Lateline program.

Once again, a bunch of politicians are filling soundbites with token gestures of stopping live export, calling for licences to be revoked and so on.

Whilst the public have every right to be upset, will this ‘cruelty’ to animals stop if Australia withdraws from a multi-million dollar industry, or is this simply another bigoted campaign by an animal protection organisation who seem to be more intent on brand recognition than actually protecting animals?

Now before any gets all excited about this piece, let me set the record straight and say here and now that as a vegan who believes that all sentient beings should be given equal consideration, it is my belief that ANY trade in animals, whether dead or alive is abhorrent, and something that needs to be stopped.

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Will Another Protest Stop Live Export?

If you are reading this on Monday morning, and are quick enough, you might be able to take part in the combined Animal Liberation Queensland and Animal Justice Party protest at PM Kevin Rudd’s Morningside office.

This protest is to support an activist who has traveled around the countryside and collect a large number of letters.

Whilst full marks go to the activist for doing this, I do have some grave concerns about the timing and the organisations putting it together.

My concerns begin with whether Animal Liberation Queensland is actually doing anything to liberate other animals, or promote themselves.

Then there is the fledgling Animal Justice party that people are jumping up to support as if voting for this political party is going to magically release all animals from oppression.

Then there is the question as to why do it now?

As most of those living in Australia will know, there is a federal election due on September 7.

This means that the government is in caretaker mode, and nothing much can be done in the way of new legislation.

So much for his promised Inspector-General of Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports.

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Is The Animal Movement Still In Motion, Or Has It Come To A Grinding Halt?

What are your thoughts on the Animal Rights/Vegan movement?

What sort of inroads are being made into reducing the amount of animal products consumed, and the ways that other animals are exploited?

It seems that all those individuals and organisations who are in a position to make a difference seem to be doing the opposite, or distracting everyone from what is really happening.

Those of us who are concerned about the plight of other animals are fast approaching the eleventh hour if we want to do something about their exploitation and use.

Animals Australia

Here is an organisation that has a huge advertising budget, is able to influence a vast number of people yet has deceived just as many with their flying pig and ban live export campaigns.

Live Export:
Right from the start of this campaign, it was focused more on the race and religion of the countries in question than it was about the actual use of animals.

It also seems a little bit strange that if a farmer wants to export the animals overseas, thanks to ESCAS, every part of the supply chain is the responsibility of the exporter. Yet if this same farmer wants to have their property killed domestically, all they have to do is have a look in the yellow pages for a transport company, feedlot and slaughterhouse, or just send them to a saleyard, and that is it.

It is as if Australian slaughterhouses have some sort of platinum standard in the way that they ‘process’ animals.

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