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Animal Justice Fund

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The Animal Justice Fund (AJF) is a multi-million dollar fund established to promote animal welfare through strategic litigation and public awareness campaigns. In particular, the AJF seeks to facilitate the prosecution of persons or businesses who


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Darlene W (63)
Monday November 8, 2010, 4:11 am
Thank You Simone
Thank You Jan Cameron


The Animal Justice Fund (AJF) is a multi-million dollar fund established to promote animal welfare through strategic litigation and public awareness campaigns. In particular, the AJF seeks to facilitate the prosecution of persons or businesses who commit offences against animals used in intensive farming or through commercial and/or recreational practices.

The AJF's aims will be achieved, in part, by compensation made to whistleblowers who help bring those responsible for animal cruelty before the New Zealand justice system.

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Monday November 8, 2010, 6:51 am
Shared on Facebook!!! :)

Lisa B (10)
Monday November 8, 2010, 7:03 am
Thank you for introducing me to the AJF. NOTED!

Ritva J (115)
Monday November 8, 2010, 10:41 am
I hope it works.

Patricia A (0)
Monday November 8, 2010, 3:35 pm
Fantastic, we need to establish this sort of power house in the US. There are three main legal defense funds here in the US but they are working on a shoe string + volunteers. All of us need to create voting/lobbying blocs in our districts/state so we can create coalitions for the big Federal issues, such as oversight and agri bus. and we also need to power up/fund our litigators. Lobbying and litigating, that is the future for animal rights. Thanks Simone!

Selma A (44)
Monday November 8, 2010, 4:13 pm
Great post, Simone! I was surprised to find that NZ doesn't have proper laws to protect animals yet. Glad to hear about Jan putting her money into animal rights causes, too. We need more people like her in this world!

Laverne Wallace (59)
Monday November 8, 2010, 4:41 pm
Great I hope it helps.

Marta B (45)
Monday November 8, 2010, 4:55 pm
Thanks Simone

Geynell Eskite (68)
Monday November 8, 2010, 5:28 pm
That is awesome!! It is tough enough to combat private, corporate and institutionalized animal abuse in the U.S., but we have to contend with scum like right-wing P.R. guy Rick Berman - he sets up web sites for fake "humane watch" groups, trying to vilify anyone who works for animal welfare like PETA or The Humane Society, hoping to reduce their funding. Animal protection interferes with the ability to use, abuse and profit from animal misery on a grand scale, and makes the business practices of factory farms, the fur and meat industries, animal experimentation labs, etc., public. They are uncomfortable under the spotlight, so Conservatives hire Rick Berman to paint the animal advocates and protectors as the bad guys. It's just like their position on Climate Change. When presented with scientific evidence of the extent of their horrific effect on the environment (polluted air, contaminated water, cancer and respiratory disease in humans) they simply deny it.
Global Warming? A Liberal Hoax.
Water so contaminated with methane you can set it on fire? It was like that when we got here.
A sudden and alarming rise in respiratory disease in the surrounding population? Prove it was us!
Treat animals better? Anyone who interferes with our profits are anti-business, un-american socialists.

We need a serious watchdog group with enough money and power to make meaningful animal welfare laws and to enforce them. Where is our Animal Justice Fund?


Penelope Ryan (178)
Monday November 8, 2010, 5:54 pm
I wish every country had a watch dog group to battle the discusting money grubbers who are responsible for most of the suffering, not all as there is still the mental midgets who like to hurt the defenseless.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Monday November 8, 2010, 6:17 pm
Noted, thanks.

Susan S (187)
Monday November 8, 2010, 9:39 pm
This is an encouraging sign that there are organizations acting as advocates for animals to provide justice. Hopefully every country in the world will have similar organizations and they will make a big impact.

Justin R (0)
Monday November 8, 2010, 9:45 pm
I am all for it!

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Monday November 8, 2010, 10:19 pm
You said it Geynell E. !!
noted .. Thank you Simone

Nuno Correia (18)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 4:21 am

Ana Fontan (16)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 1:26 pm
Good news, I wish it could be followed everywhere around the world for the wellbeing of animals!

Wednesday November 10, 2010, 3:29 am
Well Done Jan Cameron & New Zealand. !!! Thanks for the story SIMONE.!
Posted. Visited site. There is hope after all for the Farm Animals.!!
Hopefully more countries will follow this example. !!!

Mary D (64)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 11:58 pm
Hallelujah! I hope that more and more organizations like this one keep the ball rolling for animal rights. Let's all continue to support them, no matter how busy or stressed out we might be. The animals have it coming.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 12:53 pm
Great organization. Hope they make headway and other organizations and people use them.

Roberto Vivas (48)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 7:44 am
Noted! The more organizations we have, the better the chances the animals have...
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