These values are timeless principles that underpin the character of the Animal Justice Party. In negotiating outcomes on a range of issues, our elected representatives are guided by these principles at all times.
Many animals show kindness and compassion to others, giving consideration to their welfare and acting with an understanding of their problems, even sometimes sacrificing their own interests for the greater good of others. Kindness is being able to see the world through another’s eyes, having concern for their troubles and providing help, as you are able. It is fundamental to the bringing of justice to animals and people.
The best society is the one that is designed to be fair to all. We will work for equal consideration for all animals and people, with due regard to their respective interests and capabilities. We will fight for a society that celebrates and accepts diversity. We maintain empathy for all beings that can experience the world, and will work towards minimising the suffering and pain of all. We will fight for animals, and also for rescuers, carers and helpers, and the powerless in society.
As the best representatives of animals we can be, we will use our brains and our party processes to develop sustainable and evidence based policy, sensibly reforming society to make a better life for all.
The practice of being harmless to yourself and others under all conditions, springing from the belief that outcomes are possible without hurting people, animals or the environment. We will work towards improved wellbeing for all while avoiding violence to any. We recognise the need for defence, without the need for aggressive wars of intervention and control over resources.