MISSION STATEMENT

The Companions And Pets Party (CAP) supports your right to own companion animals and pets, and to engage in lawful pursuits with your animals. Your rights come with your responsibility for the health and welfare of your companion animals or pets.

CAP will work for you to uphold those rights.

BELIEFS AND POLICIES

CAP will always support your rights to own an animal and pursue your chosen activity with that animal. Whether it be a Pet Dog, Racing Greyhound, Saddle Horse, Thoroughbred Racehorse, Standardbred Harness Horse, Show Jumper, Event Horse, Show Dog, Obedience Dog, Guide Dog, Assistant Dog, Working Dog, Hunting Dog, Show Cat, Pet Cat, Reptile, Bird, Goat, Guinea Pig, Pet Rat, or any other animal, whether it has fur, feathers, scales, or skin or hair, or simply an important member of your family, CAP will support you.

CAP will work for you to uphold your rights to enjoy your animals and have them as part of your life.

CAP will promote legislation to protect your rights as an animal owner – to compete with your animal, and to keep your animal as a pet, to work your animal, and to engage in lawful activities with your animal.

We will promote legislation to protect your rights to breed your animal ethically and responsibly, with informed consideration given to the health and welfare of your animal being paramount. For people who are members of registered animal associations, you must comply with the rules and regulations outlined by your association. People who are not members of such associations, you must comply with council bylaws and/or those determined by state government departments.

Your rights come with your responsibility for the health and welfare of your companion animals or pets. CAP will always insist on the appropriate care for the health and welfare of your animal and compliance with laws governing the keeping of animals.

You have a right as an owner to the quiet enjoyment of your animals without others seeking to deny you that right – we will work vigorously to uphold your rights.

As a political party, CAP acknowledges the need to have a wholistic approach to good governance. CAP has commenced drafting a number of policies in areas such as Law and Order, Health, Education, Social Justice and Transport. These policies will be released once finalised.