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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
andy and onesies
Photo: Veronica Rios
ashley
Photo: Veronica Rios
felipe and rosie
Photo: Veronica Rios
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Photo: Veronica Rios
little girl
Photo: Veronica Rios
pumkin and james
Photo: Veronica Rios
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Photo: Veronica Rios
vonnie and pudding
Photo: Veronica Rios
TRUTH
Photo: Veronica Rios
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Photo: Lunatic Art
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Photo: Veronica Rios
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Photo: Veronica Rios
sps banne and mehreen
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

AgGag collage