The Animal Justice Party has been formed as a response to growing public concern about the neglect of animals and animal protection issues by political parties. It gives a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Our values are kindness, equality, rationality and non-violence. The Animal Justice Party provides a focal point for voters frustrated by the lack of political action and who feel strongly that much more needs to be done through our parliamentary systems to assist the wellbeing of animals. There is a need for laws and processes which recognise animals’ needs, capabilities and interests, whether they are domestic, farmed or wild. The Animal Justice Party also ensures such laws and processes are properly enforced and implemented to achieve genuine justice for animals. In 2015 the Animal Justice Party in NSW made history when Mark Pearson became the first person to be elected to Australian parliament on an animal protection platform. In 2018 we made history again when Andy Meddick was elected into the Victorian State Parliament. History repeated itself in 2019 when Emma Hurst was elected as our second NSW MP.