We are thrilled to report that Melbourne City Council will cease offering permits to horse-drawn carriage operators from June 30 this year. The AJP ran candidates at the recent Council elections in order to get this banned, and much work has been done by us in lobbying Councillors to support this move for some time. The AJP played a significant role in making this the most complained-about issue to the Melbourne City Council, ultimately leading to this welcome decision.
A huge thank you to Melbourne Against Horse-Drawn Carriages who spearheaded this campaign for the AJP over many years and has been instrumental in delivering this outcome. A huge thank you to all of you who attended rallies, wrote letters and made this an issue the Melbourne City Council could no longer ignore.
This is a huge win for the horses and the Animal Justice Party, however the fight for ending animal cruelty is far from over, and we will continue to make noise, lobby, protest and negotiate with all the political capital we have.
Help secure our future - become a member
To remain a registered political party in Victoria we need a minimum of 500 financial members. Without our registration we cannot run in elections, have no lobbying power and could not have achieved the end of Horse Drawn Carriage permits or the banning of the importation of animal tested cosmetics into Australia.
Our members are the lifeblood of our party and the contribution they make plays a vital role in enabling us to continue achieving positive results for animals. As a member of the Animal Justice Party you will have the opportunity to put your values into action, support the success and growth of our Party and help create a future in which animals are treated with respect and kindness.
Becoming a financial member also ensures we continue to raise funds that are critical in running campaigns that educate the public and run election campaigns that give us the greatest chance of securing a seat. Already we are seeing the power of our Party - imagine the impact we could have by winning a seat in the next state election.
Become a member today. For just $20 a year you will play a critical role in securing our future and help us win the fight against animal abuse.
If you have any membership queries, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org