Jen Gamble is standing as a candidate because of the lack of recognition and action on animal welfare issues by the current government. Despite public outcry every year and polls indicating that the majority of Victorians want a ban on recreational duck shooting and jumps racing, Victoria continues to have a season of each of these so-called ‘sports’ every autumn and winter. Jen wants the 2018 season to be the last.
Jen will be fighting for an end to kangaroo culling, greyhound racing, jumps racing and duck shooting. She wants to see an end to the ‘collateral damage’ from shooters inability to correctly identify waterbird species on our wetlands, and an end to the slaughter of all ducks in the name of ‘hunting for food’.
Within Western Victoria Jen believes better management of beaches and dunes to protect the hooded plover is needed. These endangered and beautiful birds are declining in numbers at an alarming rate and will soon completely disappear from the coastline forever. Jen believes we must urgently act to protect their habitat.
Jen is vegan and a wildlife rescuer. When she is not working as a theatre nurse she is tending to injured wildlife and transporting them to veterinary and foster care. Jen also volunteers for duck rescue on the wetlands and at a local shelter for cats and dogs. She is also involved in animal activism for a number of groups in Geelong and Melbourne.
You can contact Jen by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org