Emma Hurst

Emma Hurst
  • Company: Animal Justice Party

Emma Hurst is a Member of the NSW Legislative Council representing the Animal Justice Party. Emma has campaigned for animal protection for over 15 years, first working as a campaign director for Animal Liberation and later as media officer at PETA. During this time, Emma ran a number of highly successful campaigns that saw two major duck producers successfully prosecuted by the ACCC, multiple companies cease their sales of rabbit meat, and hundreds of animals rehomed from medical research.

During her time in Parliament, Emma has secured eight-fold increases in penalties for animal abuse, obtained mandatory lifetime animal bans for abusers, passed Bills to ban convenience killing in pounds, and ban the possession and distribution of bestiality and animal crush videos, stopped strata by-laws banning animals in apartments, and introduced Bills to ban puppy farming and give animals the right to be rehomed after scientific experimentation, among many other achievements.

 

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