TENNIS coach and animal lover James Murphy is the Animal Justice Party's candidate for the seat of Hunter in the federal election.
Mr Murphy sees the campaign as an opportunity to inject the core values of "kindness, equality rationality and non-violence" into the political conversation.
"A key concern for me is live animal exports - I support calls to end this cruel practice, and increased investment in ethical trade opportunities for our agriculture industry," Mr Murphy said.
Mr Murphy said he was running for parliament to be a voice for the voiceless, and to fight for a better world for all.
"For animals, people and the environment we share," he said.