We all want to see animals treated with compassion, not cruelty.
The Greens believe that all animals have value - separate from the needs and wants of humans - and that they should be free from suffering.
We know we have a long way to go to achieve this as a society.
Greens in Victoria have a long track record of advocating for animals in Victorian Parliament. We’ve called for an end to duck shooting and greyhound racing, spoken out against horse racing and factory farming practices, and consistently fought for better protection for native animals.
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Our Track Record for Animals
In the 15 years we’ve been in parliament, Victorian Greens have consistently fought for better treatment of animals. We’ve:
Called for duck shooting to be banned in Victoria for more than a decade and introduced motions into parliament
Moved amendments to ban sow stalls, battery cages and debeaking of hens under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
Moved amendments to ban jumps racing under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
Secured vital protection for wombats in Victoria by getting them protected species status
Spoken out against puppy farms since 2010 and voted to pass historic legislation limiting breeding animals and banning the sale of non-rescue animals from pet shops
Called for battery cages to be banned under the poultry standards
Called for greyhound racing to be banned in Victoria
Secured a Parliamentary Inquiry into Victoria’s extinction crisis, which is due to report in late 2021.
We'll keep fighting
The Greens will always push the government to go further and faster on animal rights and ending cruelty. We will hold them to account when they fail to do so.
The Victorian Greens have a long list of policies for animals which you can read here. Some of the things we’ll keep fighting for include:
ESTABLISH An independent authority for animal welfare
The interests of animals can’t be in the same hands as the authority for the industries that profit from them. We need a separate authority to monitor and protect the rights of animals.
End greyhound racing
From live baiting to mass graves, greyhound racing is gruesome for animals and a stain on our state. Many states have already banned it and Victoria must ban it too.
SIGN THE PETITION TO END GREYHOUND RACING
Protect native animals from extinction
More than 185 native species are at risk of extinction in Victoria alone. We’ll continue to campaign for strong climate action, to stop logging native forests and to manage threats from introduced species in the most humane way possible.
End intensive animal farming
There’s nothing natural about factory farms. Animals in factory farms are unable to express their natural behaviors, and are subjected to cruel, painful procedures like debeaking (hens) and tail docking (piglets). It’s Greens’ policy to phase out intensive animal farming. We’ve actively campaigned to ban the battery cage, sow stalls, debeaking and other cruel practices, and we’ll continue to do so.