The Animal Justice Party – South Coast Regional Group held their first market stall at the Moruya Country Markets on Saturday 21 July attracting interest from market goers from as far afield as the Shoalhaven and Bega, covering all age groups. Margaret Park of the group told The Beagle "Many commented on the work of the Animal Justice Party (AJP) appreciating our efforts on behalf of animal rights. "All three of our current petitions were enthusiastically signed being ‘end live export’; ‘rightful release of animals used in medical research’ and ‘ban the use of animals in circuses’ with many commenting on the horror of live export, hoping it’s stopped soon. "Some were shocked to learn that animals were still allowed to perform in circuses and that animals are still used in medical research in Australia and what happens to them afterwards. "AJP merchandise was available for purchase and we sold raffle tickets to help raise funds for the Deep Peace Trust animal sanctuary drought relief campaign. "Overall, it was an excellent day and way to promote kindness for our fellow animal beings and raise awareness of the Party. "Our next market stall will be at Corrigans Beach Markets on Sunday 19 August. Come along and meet your South Coast AJP regional group members, talk with us about your concerns for animal rights and the prevention of cruelty to animals, join the Party to help us make a difference. We look forward to seeing you there!"