Emma Hurst is a Member of Parliament, representing the Animal Justice Party in the Upper House of New South Wales Parliament, Australia since March 2019. Emma has fought tirelessly for the rights of animals for many years, fighting to outlaw puppy farming, improve animal protection legislation, and ending the use of battery cages. She and her team have changed many laws in NSW, ending the use of cetaceans for entertainment, increasing penalties for animals abuse, outlawing fetish crush videos, implementing mandatory animal bans for abusers, and outlawing convenience killing in pounds. Prior to being elected, Emma worked as a psychologist and ran campaigns at various animal protection charities. She also ran a rehoming service for research animals, rescuing hundreds of animals that had been used in experimentation.