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Please find the latest Andy Meddick MP media releases below


For media enquiries please contact:

Georgie Purcell, Chief of Staff

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E:  georgie.purcell@parliament.vic.gov.au


Daniel Andrews approves duck shooting season despite record low bird numbers
6 February 2021


Fresh polling reveals majority of Victorians want duck shooting banned as decision on season is imminent
3 February 2021


Victorian Government kangaroo killing quotas cruel and unscientific
28 January 2021


PIGEON PARDON: Animal Justice Party MP calls on Federal Government to spare American pigeon who made trip to Australia
15 January 2021


Animal Justice Party MP backs equine vet calls for independent inquiry into cup fatality Anthony Van Dyck
6 November 2020


Death of Melbourne Cup runner Anthony Van Dyck – statement from Animal Justice Party MP Andy Meddick
3 November 2020


Victorian government commits to Animal Justice Party’s life-saving pound and shelter reform
28 October 2020


Cox Plate crowds a slap in the face to Victorians
20 October 2020


Explosive investigation reveals Victorian Government failure on fur: real dog fur continues to be sold as faux at famous Melbourne market
1 October 2020


Plans for feedlot overturned – application withdrawn as local vegan MP rallies community support
22 September 2020


Death of greyhound leads to largest parliamentary petition on Victoria’s record
15 September 2020


Animal Justice Party MP calls on Victorian Government to urgently reopen pet grooming services
8 September 2020


Backyard slaughterhouse continues to operate, despite added COVID-19 risk
10 August 2020


Meat shortage: Vegan MP calls for Victorians to give meat alternatives a go
4 August 2020


Victorian Government begged to give urgent reprieve to kangaroos facing gunfire tonight
30 July 2020


AFL Grand Final should be played in Geelong: local MP
17 June 2020


Geelong MP calls for constituents to desex their cats in July: National Desexing Month
16 July 2020


MP calls for road rule reform at Lake Wendouree to protect wildlife
14 July 2020


Animal Justice Party Bill secures Victorian Government commitment to fix wildlife rescue in Victoria
17 June 2020


Bill to reform wildlife rescue to debated in Victorian Parliament today
17 June 2020


Victorian Government adopts Animal Justice Party policy in response to animal activism inquiry
4 June 2020


Daniel Andrews slammed for “outrageous inaction” on duck shooting lawlessness by Animal Justice Party MP
27 May 2020


Coked-up shooters, animal cruelty and COVID-19 laws ignored – Daniel Andrews has no choice but to cancel duck shooting season
20 May 2020


Eased restrictions give green light to duck shooting season
11 May 2020


Close Victorian slaughterhouses to stop Coronavirus spread: Animal Justice Party MP
6 May 2020


Jumps horse killed at a crowdless Warrnambool Racing Carnival
5 May 2020


Duck shooting must remain a COVID-19 restriction: Animal Justice Party MP warns
30 April 2020

Stop looking for loopholes and stay away from our beaches: Torquay MP
8 April 2020


Combat self-isolation loneliness by fostering a pet: Animal Justice Party MP
20 March 2020


Animal Justice Party MP proposes new coloured bin for spent ammo and dead ducks
5 March 2020


Victorian Government makes disgraceful decision to hold a duck shooting season
26 February 2020


Victorian Government ends cruel unregulated wombat killing as exposed on casino-linked property
6 February 2020


Parliamentary inquiry into animal activism makes animal protection recommendations
6 February 2020


Geelong MP visits site of koala massacre, says cruelty cannot go unpunished
3 February 2020


Cancel duck shooting season or risk losing birds forever: Animal Justice Party MP makes World Wetlands Day plea
31 January 2020


Geelong MP urges locals to remove fruit tree netting to help struggling wildlife
29 January 2020


Government responds to Animal Justice Party plea with urgent assistance package for bushfire affected wildlife
23 January 2020


Animal Justice Party MP calls for moratorium on wildlife culling following millions of deaths in bushfires
8 January 2020


Geelong MP calls for mandatory animal cruelty education in schools
20 December 2019


Call for Victoria to go fur-free from Animal Justice Party MP
27 November 2019


Explosive investigation finds real fur being sold as faux at Melbourne markets
22 November 2019


STUNT: Bloody horse butcher to sell ‘horse meat’ on the steps of Victorian Parliament
29 October 2019


New laws to ban racehorse slaughter to be introduced by Animal Justice Party MP
29 October 2019


Racing ‘donation’ does nothing to stop the real problem: racing industry must stop breeding so many horses
28 October 2019


New data shows waterbird populations ‘devastated’ under worsening drought conditions, Daniel Andrews must cancel 2020 duck shooting season: Animal Justice Party MP
23 October 2019


Geelong MP to join protest at Geelong Cup following gruesome ABC investigation
23 October 2019


Animal Justice Party MP calls for royal commission into Australian racing following contravention of racing rules, rehoming policies and animal welfare guarantees
18 October 2019


Labor Government’s disastrous kangaroo-kill will slaughter 11% of Victoria’s Eastern Grey Kangaroos every year, Animal Justice Party MP calls for immediate halt
2 October 2019


Never-before-seen goat cruelty investigation released ahead of Melbourne animal activism Parliamentary inquiry
4 September 2019


Future of duck shooting to be debated in Victorian parliament
28 August 2019


Andy Meddick MP wants animal activism inquiry to address ‘inadequate and in some cases non-existent’ animal protection laws
20 August 2019


Andy Meddick MP appointed to the VicHealth Board
15 August 2019


Vegan MP calls for Parliament House to go meat free every Monday
14 August 2019


Andy Meddick MP calls on government to shut wombat hunting down
31 July 2019


Companion animals now recognised in Guardianship law
28 May 2019


Geelong court to hear illegal duck shooting case
14 May 2019


Live export robocalls hits 100,000 homes in marginal seat of Corangamite
9 May 2019


Report finding one million species at risk another reason to ban duck shooting
8 May 2019


Jumps horse dies after horror fall at Warrnambool Carnival
6 May 2019


Inquiry on illegal duck shooting activity more necessary than animal activism inquiry
2 May 2019


Andy Meddick condemns National Party motion to silence brave whistle blowers
1 May 2019


Animal Justice Party MP thanks Government for heeding calls to clean up Lara toxic dump
30 April 2019


Animal Justice Party MP condemns Warrnambool jumps racing carnival
29 April 2019


Kangaroo pet food trial being ended following damning report
1 April 2019


Duck hunter drives into duck rescuer
31 March 2019


Duck shooting season killing nature-based tourism
27 March 2019


Andy Meddick MP introduces a bill to ban duck shooting
19 March 2019


Agriculture and Environment Ministers listen to Andy Meddick MP’s appeal to close Lake Elizabeth
15 March 2019


Andy Meddick MP joins duck rescuers on Kerang wetlands
15 March 2019


Agriculture Minister listens to Andy Meddick MP’s appeal to close wetlands
Friday 8 March 2019


Andy Meddick MP delivers maiden speech in the 59th Victorian Parliament
6 February 2019


Andy Meddick MP dares jigger users to reveal themselves
2 February 2019


Endemic culture of cruelty – twin raids on racehorse trainer Darren Weir only scratch the surface
30 January 2019


Victorian crossbenchers join together against duck shooting
January 2019


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