Upcoming Events and Meetings. If you have any queries regarding any of the following meetings, please Contact us.
- 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!
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.
Last year Animal Liberation NSW organised Sydney's first rally as part of the worldwide March To Close All Slaughterhouses, featuring a march down George Street and esteemed guest speakers. The day was one of solidarity with activists and other compassionate members of the animal rights movement, a day not just of solemn reflection of the suffering of animals, but of celebration and optimism for the progress made by those joining the fight. This year we'll be taking part again, and hope to make this event bigger and better than before!
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE - SATURDAY JUNE 13TH
Share and invite your friends, let's make this one to remember!
For a preview of 2014's march, see:
For more information on the worldwide campaign, check out:
If you're interested in coordinating an event in other capital cities or around Australia please contact Phillip at
Volunteer roles for event planning will be available.
MORE DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED
Saturday, December 13 at 12:00pm at the steps of Town Hall in Sydney – this will be a joint rally with Animal Liberation NSW, Aussie Pigs and Sydney Pig Save
Posters will be available to hold at the rally
For further background information please see the following links:
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.
Friday 5th December @ 8-9am
Wynyard Park, York Street, near train station entrance
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)
To find out more about the issues, check out:
If you're thinking of having your FIRST cruelty free xmas, check out the Vegan Easy Challenge at:
And try some great cruelty-free Christmas options at:
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://
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.