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Rally #4. PHOTOS & VIDEOS. #NoAgGag. 8 Aug 2015

 

Around 200 people attended the #NoAgGag Rally on a sunny Saturday at Sydney Town Hall.

There are no winners in ag-gag laws. They undermine the values of democracy, impedes free speech and transparency. If passed, it means that investigators of animal cruelty will be made criminals while the perpetrators of that cruelty will be protected. It will obscure consumers’ understanding of where their food comes from.

Thank you to our wonderful guest speakers Emmanuel Giuffre (Legal Counsel at Voiceless), Michael Walsh (member of the Animal Justice Party) and Dr Mehreen Faruqi (MP and Animal Welfare spokesperson at NSW Green) for their passion and fight against ag-gag.

We thank all our supporters; in particular, Steven Lewanski, Andy Fawkner and Michael McNally for help out with audio.

Here are some of our favourite photos from the rally. You can see more at Sydney Activism Photography.

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Emmanuel Giuffre (Voiceless). Photo: Veronica Rios
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Michael Walsh (Animal Justice Party). Photo: Veronica Rios
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Dr Mehreen Faruqi (The Greens NSW). Photo: Veronica Rios
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Photo: Veronica Rios
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Photo: Veronica Rios
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Photo: Veronica Rios
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Photo: Veronica Rios
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Photo: Veronica Rios
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Photo: Veronica Rios

 

Rally #4. #NoAgGag. 8 Aug 2015

#NoAgGag Rally

  • Date: Saturday, 8 August 2015
  • Time: 11.00-12.30
  • Place: Sydney Town Hall. 483 George Street, Sydney
  • Register: Your attendance via our Facebook Event

Ag-gag laws are designed to deter activists and journalists from documenting the suffering of animals in factory farms. In June 2015, a Senate Committee recommended that WA Senator Chris Black’s Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill be passed with a minor change.

If passed, it means that investigators of animal cruelty will be made criminals while the perpetrators of that cruelty will be protected. It will obscure consumers’ understanding of where their food comes from.

Join us to learn more about ag-gag and oppose this backward Bill. A short Q&A session will follow the speeches.

 Guest speakers:

  1. Emmanuel Giuffre, Legal Counsel at Voiceless
  2. Michael Walsh, member of the Animal Justice Party
  3. Dr Mehreen Faruqi, MP and Animal Welfare spokesperson at NSW Greens

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Rally #3. PHOTOS. Election time! Raffle time! Newtown, Sydney. 15 Mar 2015

 

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Photo: Veronica Rios

The Election

The NSW Election on 28 March 2015 is our chance to vote for a party that is a voice for animals.

Special thanks to guest speakers David Shoebridge (MP, The Greens NSW) and Michael Walsh  (candidate for Newtown, The Animal Justice Party) for sharing their party’s policies on farm animals.

For more information on the each party’s policies and initiatives on animals:

Ag Gag

The ‘Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill 2015’  (also known as ag gag) will criminalise in-depth investigations that expose industry-wide cruelty in factory farms and other industries that use animals for profit. More than ever, we need to be the voice for pigs and other animals.

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David Shoebridge (MP, The Greens NSW). Photo: Lauren Waldon
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Michael Walsh (candidate for Newtown, Animal Justice Party). Photo: Steve Offner
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Photo: Lunatic Art

 

 

Rally #3. Election time! Raffle time! Newtown, Sydney. 15 Mar 2015

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It’s NSW ELECTION time!

It’s RAFFLE time!

  • Time: 11.30-12.30
  • Place: The Hub. King Street & Enmore Road, Newtown (opposite Newtown Train Station)
  • Register: Your attendance via our Facebook Event

ELECTION TIME!

The upcoming NSW Election is our chance to vote for a party that is a voice for animals. We have guest speakers from:

  1. David Shoebridge (MP, The Greens NSW) on their proposed Bill to ban farrowing crates and sow stalls by 2018.
  2. Michael Walsh  (candidate for Newtown, The Animal Justice Party) about their policies on farm animals.

RAFFLE TIME!

To add to an action-packed rally, we will also be selling tickets for our cruelty free raffle!

Tickets are $5 (one ticket) or $20 (five tickets).

All proceeds from the raffle will go towards making our funky Membership Packs, which we are rolling out in mid 2015. Funds raised from Membership Packs will support animal sanctuaries in NSW & ACT, and campaigns to educate the community on the plight of pigs in food production.

Check out these fantastic prizes donated from cruelty free and ethical businesses.

Good luck everyone, and thank you for your support!

  • Prizes will be drawn in April (date to be confirmed).
  • For logistical reasons, prizes cannot be posted and must be picked up from Sydney

Deluxe Prize (value: over $600)

1st Prize (value: over $240)

2nd Prize (value: over $220)

3rd Prize (value: over $200)