Rallies to Stop Greyhound Export: More evidence that Australians are Outraged by Animal Cruelty

Media Release
Wednesday 1 June 2016

Rallies calling for an end to the export of racing greyhounds from Ireland to the world’s most dangerous greyhound racing track, Macau’s Canidrome, will be held in several locations around the country this Thursday (2nd June) (Çanberra, Sydney, and Perth).
 
The events have been coordinated by the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds whose founder – Dr Eleonora Gullone is busily campaigning to represent greyhounds and all animals in Parliament.
 
In 2015, in Macau, there were 283 known greyhound deaths and track injury rates are at 20%. With the current pause on the export of Australian greyhounds, greyhounds are being exported from Ireland.
 
“When the Australian minister for Agriculture – Barnaby Joyce (dubbed Minister for Cruelty) refused to make a minor amendment that would stop Australian greyhounds from being exported to horrendous cruelty in Macau, China, the overwhelming outrage by Australians brought about an end to the export by Australian airlines.” Said Gullone
 
“The public outrage reinforces that animal cruelty is not tolerated by voters.”
 
For the July 2nd federal election, Gullone will be standing as a candidate for the Animal Justice Party against federal MP Kelly O’Dwyer in the seat of Higgins in Victoria.
 
“Since its formation in 2013, the Animal Justice Party’s existence has, and will continue to, enable voters to express their opposition to cruel political decisions at the ballot box.”
 
“Since contesting the first federal election in 2013, at each subsequent election, the vote for animals has grown so quickly that in 2015 we had one of our members – Mark Pearson – elected into the NSW state senate.”
 
Dr Gullone reminds us of her own success. “I stood for the seat of Prahran in the 2014 state election and Animal Justice Party preferences to the Greens saw them win a seat previously held by the Liberal party.”
 
“Our vote is significant. We are giving animals representation in parliament and concern for their welfare is swinging seats.”
 

 


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Contacts for comment:
AJP Victorian Senate Candidate Bruce Poon: phone 0400 248 226; Email: bruce.poon@ajpvic.org.au
Candidate for Higgins Dr Eleonora Gullone: phone 0419 873 500

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