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
World’s cutest protest #BeforeItsGone pic.twitter.com/aKNjhZ3wTf— Saffron Howden (@saffronhowden) October 1, 2020
"It's a plea from the heart. Strengthen, don't weaken, our national environment laws."#BeforeItsGone #plushieprotest pic.twitter.com/2Hs9UFxdTf— ACF (@AusConservation) October 1, 2020
We need stronger environment laws to protect our unique fauna and flora @ScottMorrisonMP @sussanley @AusConservation #beforeitsgone #plushieprotest pic.twitter.com/9j81Jnptvq— Larissa (@Larissa71922984) September 30, 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
Let's raise awareness about extinction rates. We really need better laws to protect nature and wildlife! #BeforeItsGone #plushieprotest @ScottMorrisonMP @sussanley pic.twitter.com/ywIhufTDr9— Evan Croker (@EvanCroker) October 1, 2020
#beforeitsgone #PlushieProtest— Oppy Penguin (@OppyPenguin) October 1, 2020
Now that's what I call a Flash Mob! pic.twitter.com/eFDqZ5A3Gu
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
What do we want?— Alex The Honking Bird (@AlexTheHonk) September 30, 2020
Stronger nature laws!
When do we want them?
NOW!@ScottMorrisonMP @sussanley #plushieprotest #beforeitsgone pic.twitter.com/sL5TFoyaRm
#beforeitsgone pic.twitter.com/dBPQk6nWOE— Julia Knight (@JuliaKn84893652) October 1, 2020
ACF Plushie protest. Help save our wildlife before its gone #BeforeItsGone pic.twitter.com/1XRNvsLJt1— Pamela Roberts (@roberts_pam) October 1, 2020
Our unique wildlife - fighting to survive!#BeforeItsGone@ScottMorrisonMP @sussanley pic.twitter.com/dkwfNBs6zQ— Steve Meacher (@SteveinToolangi) October 1, 2020
Lookout!! extinction looming. But what would we know? we're meerkats. #beforeitsgone 🦘 pic.twitter.com/qn28jbnOZR— May Day (@MayDay65515608) October 1, 2020
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
Don’t let us down @ScottMorrisonMP @sussanley strong national environment laws that actually protect our nature now! #Beforeitsgone pic.twitter.com/hkd4M4jg2I— Laurence Neumann (@lneumann7) October 1, 2020
#BeforeItsGone #PlushieProtest @AusConservation @ScottMorrisonMP @sussanley— Gilberto Olimpio (@golimpio) October 1, 2020
Bilby, the nature's "eco-engineer" pic.twitter.com/I0QKoC5uu3
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