Events

Upcoming Events and Meetings. If you have any queries regarding any of the following meetings, please Contact us.

Meetings

  • Brisbane (QLD) AL public meeting - First Wednesday of every month 7pm, 478 Ipswich Road, Annerley. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Sydney (NSW) AL public meeting - Second Tuesday of every month EXCEPT December and January, 6.30pm. Suite 506/89 York St, Sydney. Followed by dinner at local Veg restaurant. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Newcastle (NSW) AL public meeting - First Saturday of every month, 2pm, Family Support Centre, corner of Scott and Pacific Streets, Newcastle. Contact: phone 02 4952 4121.

Animal Liberation meetings are a great way to get involved, it's a friendly atmosphere where you can feel like one of the team, we don't bite and we always welcome more volunteers!

Groups

Animal Liberation runs a number of groups which you can be a part of. You will find out what is going on in your local area, most groups hold monthly meetings, however others are email based and get together for special events only. If you would like to sign up to a group, please contact the Sydney office and we will put you in contact with the person who runs the group closest to you. If there isn't a group close to you, the best way to get involved is to sign up to the email list in your area - see 'Mailing List' to access this.

The Truth About Turkey Farming - Xmas Campaign

Every year in Australia between 3 and 5 million turkeys are killed for meat, the majority of which is consumed at Christmas time (though they suffer all year long!). The issues facing intensively farmed turkeys are much the same as with broiler chickens; they are denied their natural instincts whilst confined in heavily crowded sheds, living on sawdust covered in ammonia from their faeces and urine. These birds are fed a special diet to stimulate abnormally large growth until their joints are no longer able to support the weight of their bodies. Turkeys are artificially inseminated by the factory workers, an invasive and degrading violation of their bodily integrity. At about 10-12 weeks, these infant birds are trucked off for slaughter. Incidentally, the turkey meat found in most supermarket freezers may be from birds killed 2-3 years ago - a chilling thought indeed.

For these reasons and more, we are urging people to adopt a cruelty-free Christmas lunch - for the turkeys. To do this, we need YOUR help! In the spirit of tradition, we are once again embarking on our Christmas flyer campaign informing the general public about the issues surrounding turkey farming in Australia.

WYNYARD PARK
Friday 5th December @ 8-9am
Wynyard Park, York Street, near train station entrance

MARTIN PLACE
Friday 5th December @ 4:30-5:30pm
Martin Place, outside MLC Centre

PITT STREET MALL
Saturday 6th December @ 12-2pm
Pitt Street Mall, outside food court entrace
(Market Street end)

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For more details, email our Humane Education Officer, Phillip Hall: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .au

To find out more about the issues, check out:
www.aussieturkeys.com.au

If you're thinking of having your FIRST cruelty free xmas, check out the Vegan Easy Challenge at:
www.veganeasy.org.au

And try some great cruelty-free Christmas options at:
www.crueltyfreeshop.com.au

Protest Performing Animals At Lennon Bros Circus - Enfield

Lennon Bros Circus, boasting lions, monkeys, ponies and more, is coming to Enfield this weekend and we intend to be there to speak out for the animals. Join Animal Liberation NSW for a peaceful protest aimed at educating the public about the plight of circus animals, raising awareness of these issues and spreading support for an end to animals in circuses! Although many councils have banned the use of animals for performance on public land, Burwood Council has not – which is why we would love to support a state-wide ban on all performing animals in circuses!

Already banned in the ACT, as well as many local, regional and state governments around the world – it is even banned entirely in countries such as Bolivia & Greece – animal circuses are past their expiry date! So join us in being a voice for the animals at Lennon Bros Circus and calling for an end to animals in circuses in NSW.

Lennon Bros' brand of "family entertainment" involves a life of captivity for animals born into the circus. They are denied their natural instincts in small enclosures, transported constantly and forced to perform unnatural and degrading tricks. Help to stop this misery now!

Join Animal Liberation to protest the continued use of animals by Lennon Bros Circus and send a message to Burwood Council that they should no longer support this out-dated form of entertainment on council land. (http://www.burwood.nsw.gov.au/contact_councillors.html).

WHEN: Saturday, November 8th @ 12-2pm.
WHERE: Elliott Reserve, Enfield (street address TBC)
WHAT: Just bring yourselves and any appropriate signs! Flyers and some signs will be provided.

Animal Activists Forum 2014

 

The Animal Activists Forum is Australia's annual animal protection conference, bringing animal advocates from around the country together for one power packed weekend of workshops, international speakers, round-tables and presentations from some of the most influential social change activists and organisations in the world.

Protest Performing Animals At Lennon Bros Circus: Miranda

Lennon Bros Circus, boasting lions, monkeys, ponies and more, is coming to Miranda this September and we intend to be there to speak out for the animals. Join Animal Liberation NSW for a peaceful protest aimed at educating the public about the plight of circus animals, raising awareness of these issues and spreading support for an end to animals in circuses! Although many councils have banned the use of animals for performance on public land, Sutherland Shire Council has not – which is why we would love to support a state-wide ban on all performing animals in circuses!