We are really pleased that a number of Federal and State MP’s and Senators have taken time out of their busy schedule’s to visit their local Body Shop to find out more about the WSPA live export campaign.
One aim of this partnership is to put serious pressure on the government to make positive changes for animals and move towards the alternatives to live export and it seems the message is starting to get through!
The Body Shop staff spoke to their local representative about the alternatives to the trade, the number of people who have supported the campaign (30,000 in one week!) and the fact that this campaign with WSPA is looking at win-win opportunities for farmers, the economy, jobs and the animals. We even created an I Stand Up For Farmers flyer to give out alongside the I Stand Up For Animals flyer!
Tony Zappia, the Federal Member for Makin said on his visit to the Tea Tree Plaza store “I commend the Body Shop for its public stance against animal cruelty.”
Tammy Franks MLC, stated on her visit to the Adelaide Central Plaza store “The vast majority of Australians are opposed to the live export trade with ever-increasing numbers of people becoming aware there are better, more humane ways to sell our livestock that value add to the Australian economy, rather than exporting Aussie jobs.”
Also visiting their local stores was Federal MP for Melbourne, Adam Bandt, Federal Member for Calwell, Maria Vamvakinou, South Australian Senator, Nick Xenophon, Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland, Federal Member for Robertson, Deb O’Neill and Federal Member for Shortland, Jill Hall.
At the end of this campaign, a number of The Body Shop staff will be taking the chain of little orange people that has been created in-store to their Federal MP, to let them know that live export hasn’t gone away, and neither have they!
Thank you to all the politicians who have shown their support. To add you voice, head to your local Body Shop store today and sign up. Every signature counts!