Australia has some incredible wildlife, but we have one of the worst extinction records on Earth.
Right now, we have an opportunity to strengthen our laws so they actually protect nature and wildlife. Our national environment law is under review – something that only happens once a decade. But we need to keep extinction on the agenda.
While coronavirus means we can’t come together physically to protest, we can still make extinction visible through creative, collaborative action.
On Thursday 1st October thousands of Australian animal plush toys will step in for their human friends and stage “plushie protests” right across the country.
For maximum impact it’s important we all post at the same time, so make sure you hold fire until Thursday 1 October!
Take part in just two easy steps!
Set up your plushie protest by:
– Gathering your Australian animal plush toys. Or use whatever soft toys you have!
– Make some miniature banners or signs. Example text includes, ‘Demand strong nature laws’, ‘End extinction’, ‘#beforeitsgone’
– Arrange your plushie protest for a photo. Take a few photos of your plushie protest and save them to post your best photos on Thursday 1 October.
Post it to social media on Thursday 1st October and make sure you include:
– The hashtag #beforeitsgone
– Your best plushie protest photo
– A message about why you want strong laws to protect nature and wildlife
– Tag Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Environment Minister Sussan Ley
Twitter: @ScottMorrisonMP and @sussanley
Facebook: @Scott Morrison (ScoMo) and @Sussan Ley MP
Instagram: @scottmorrisonmp and @sussanleymp
Let’s get the momentum going and speak out for our wildlife!