The plushie protest was a huge success!
On Thursday 1 October, thousands of plush toys stepped in for their human friends to protest for strong laws that actually protect nature and wildlife.
Together, we made a HUGE splash on social media, with our message and hashtags trending all day on Twitter. Plus thousands of amazing plushie protest photos across Instagram and Facebook.
And in Sydney, 518 Australian animal plush toys – representing the number of Australian animal species listed as threatened or extinct under our national environment law – protested with mini banners and signs in front of the iconic Opera House.
Together we made our message loud and clear: it’s time for laws that actually protect nature #BeforeItsGone
Check out all the action from the day in these videos and social media posts.
Today 518 Australian animal soft toys gathered in Sydney to plead with the Morrison government to protect our precious wildlife and biodiversity with strong national environment laws. Many thousands are protesting from home.🐨💪🏽 #BeforeItsGone #plushieprotest #auspol #epbc pic.twitter.com/MR80cnrnVY— ACF (@AusConservation) October 1, 2020
Give Australian wildlife a voice on 1st October, all the way from London. Join the #plushieprotest day of action #beforeitsgone @ScottMorrisonMP @sussanley @AusConservation @kailaswild pic.twitter.com/xh4fg0vv8r— christopher zschorn (@hermendez1) September 30, 2020
My #LiteraryCritters are standing with @AusConservation— Angela Savage (@angsavage) September 30, 2020
today in a #PlushieProtest for stronger environmental & wildlife protection laws please @ScottMorrisonMP
& @SussanLeyMP #beforeitsgone #BeforeItsGone pic.twitter.com/6godG73oez
Join the #plushieprotest against the destruction of habitats and nature, and the extinction of Australia’s unique wildlife. Calling the Australian government to act now #beforeitsgone. We need strong nature laws!@ScottMorrisonMP @sussanley @AusConservation #SaveAustraliasNature pic.twitter.com/ubiQktyE61— Sissikiwi1 (@Sissikiwi1) September 30, 2020
Joining the #plushieprotest today.— Emma Flemming (@sunnybrook99) October 1, 2020
Australia has one of the worst extinction rates on earth. We demand stronger nature laws that actually protect nature and wildlife.#beforeitsgone@ScottMorrisonMP @sussanley @AndrewGeeMP pic.twitter.com/KEJU3vILRD