PUBLISHED ON: 9 October 2012
Check out the inspiring video of Aussies taking a stand against live exports...
More than a dozen spirited speakers addressed crowds across the country. Animals Australia Campaign Director, Lyn White spoke to a large crowd at the Melbourne rally.
Thanks to the efforts of all those who helped organise and who attended, these rallies made headlines across the country, in all major newspapers and was covered in the evening news on ABC, Channel 7, Channel 9, Channel 10 and SBS.
Stay loud — keep rallying for the animals
The animals urgently need every caring Australian to speak out.
- Click here to tell your federal MP one simple message: "I won't vote for a party that supports live exports."
- Download the petition to ban live exports, and collect signatures in your local community.
- Make a donation to support Animals Australia's live export campaign.
- Click here for more ways to take action today.
If you were one of the many who came out to make your voice heard then we salute you!
These rallies would not have been possible without the valuable contributions of the Animals Australia member societies who helped coordinate the rallies in each state: Animal Liberation (NSW), Stop Live Exports, Animal Liberation QLD, Against Animal Cruelty Tasmania, Animal Liberation SA, and Animal Liberation ACT. Thank you also to all the volunteers who helped make these rallies a success.
A huge thank you must also go to all of the speakers who spoke at the rallies: Independent MP Andrew Wilkie, Greens MP Adam Bandt, Labor MP Kelvin Thompson, Labor MP Melissa Parke, Labor MP Steve Georganas, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon, Greens Senator Larissa Waters, Labor Lisa Baker MLA (WA), Greens Caroline Le Couteur MLA (ACT), Greens Lynn MacLaren MLC (WA), Sam McLean (GetUp!), Chris Townend, Phil Wollen, Di Johnstone, Clare Mann, Grant Courtney (AMIEU), Sylvia Cooper (Animal Justice Party), Steve Garlick (Animal Justice Party), Anna Hall (Animal Justice Party), Animals Australia President Joy Verrinder, RSPCA Victoria President Dr Hugh Wirth, RSPCA SA President Sheree Sellick, RSPCA QLD President Eileen Thumpkin, RSPCA Australia Chief Scientist Dr Bidda Jones, and Brightside Farm Sanctuary's Emma Haswell.