Member for Western Victoria
Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party

Animal Welfare

DHJP has animal welfare policies that aim to reduce animal cruelty.

Derryn Hinch has been involved in animal cruelty issues for more than 40 years. He was writing for the New York Times about kangaroo slaughter in the 1970’s. Hinch took a petition with 30,000 names to Canberra protesting the live export of sheep and horses in the 1980’s.

He has joined international protests over the slaughter of harp seals in Canada, whales in the Antarctic, dolphins in Japan and dugongs and sea turtles at home. He was one of the first to stand with Debra Tranter on Parliament House steps for Oscar’s Law.

Derryn also negotiated a ban on the importation of animal tested cosmetics to Australia.

At a state level, DHJP would like to see harsher penalties for domestic animal cruelty, recognising the intrinsic link between animal offences and family violence and more.

DHJP’s policy on duck shooting is that we do not support recreational duck shooting, however we support a farmer’s right to protect their land and livestock.


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