LAST UPDATED: 17 October 2015
Australian animals are suffering overseas while the offending live exporters have been getting off scot-free. Nobody should be above the law. If you agree, you have a chance next Saturday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other caring Australians in defence of animals — and justice.
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Bring your friends, kids, neighbours & colleagues to hear inspiring speakers at this family-friendly national event!
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The movement to end live export cruelty is bringing compassionate people together all around the world. Earlier this month, FIFTEEN THOUSAND kind Israelis rallied to call for an end to this ruthless trade. Let's add our voices and make October 17 even bigger!
Why attend the national rally on October 17?
Live export rules are supposed to protect animals from the worst abuses, but some live export companies are consistently breaking the law. Despite this, they've been allowed to send tens of thousands more animals into often-chaotic markets where they're at grave risk of extreme cruelty. As our investigators witnessed during this year's Festival of Sacrifice in the Middle East, the consequences for animals are dire. If the Australian Government was ensuring its regulations were being properly enforced, some exporters would by now be facing jail time.
Stand up for justice on October 17. Demand that live export offenders are prosecuted.
What will happen on the day?
- Hear from Animals Australia investigator Lyn White, leading politicians, and other inspiring speakers
- Mass petition signing
- Other campaign activities
- Placards will be provided, including child-friendly signs (or you can make your own!)
Download and print out a placard to take on the day, or make your own. Click the thumbnails to download the full-size images.
Note: some of the images can be printed at A1 poster-size, and may take some time to load.
If you choose to make your own rally banner, keep these tips in mind:
- Keep it polite. Maintain the moral high ground, and remember that these are family-friendly rallies!
- Keep it short. Short phrases work best, and are easier for people to remember: think of it as creating a 'jingle' for an advertisement. Rhymes can be catchy and powerful.
- Keep it bold. Big, chunky lettering is the easiest to read, and shows up the best in photos and on TV. Keep it simple with black and white, and maybe one extra colour for highlights.
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