A group of passionate animal lovers came together to form a South Coast Animal Justice Party regional group last month. Regional groups are the heart of the Animal Justice Party - raising awareness of the Party in the local community and highlighting the importance of political representation for animals. Regional Groups work on local animal and environmental issues and have a focus on realising the Animal Justice Party’s vision of ‘a better life for all’. A vision that encompasses people, animals and the environment. Dr Margaret Park, a local Batemans Bay resident, stepped up to take on the important role of group leader. Margaret is a recognised historian, writer, speaker and dedicated animal-lover and environmentalist. ‘I feel very excited that combined with Coast to Coast Animal Friends (South Coast) we will have in place a significant platform to work together for animal welfare, rights, and protection, providing a voice with passion and commitment to achieve positive change for animals through the political system’. Their first event is to support Wild 2 Free’s community screening of “Kangaroo: A love-hate story” on view at the Batemans Bay Community Centre, 2 Museum Place, Wednesday 25 April. Doors open at 6:30pm film starts at 7:00pm; entry by donation to Wild 2 Free. The group welcomes all people in the region who are concerned about the treatment of animals and believe that the major parties are failing both our animals and the environment. Join them for their monthly regional meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Bay Club at 5.30pm. Next meeting will be on the 17 April. Contact 0412 804 330 for more details.