"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" - Mahatma Gandhi.
Humans have a duty to minimise cruelty to animals from human activity. We must protect native animals and their habitats and strengthen animal welfare laws that prohibit cruelty. It is vital to inform community members about the needs of animals as well as the impacts of our choices on animal welfare and the environment.
The Greens (WA) support the implementation of the five basic freedoms for animals.
Lynn, as the Greens (WA) spokesperson for animals, is committed to raising the status of animals and to working towards ending their exploitation through community education and greater protection under the law.
Animals have intrinsic value separate from the needs of humans, who have a responsibility to ensure that animal rights are protected.
The welfare of animals must be respected with regard to both the survival of species and the protection of individual animals.
In Western Australia, the priorities for improving animal welfare focus on: