Welcome to the international website of the Party for the Animals.
We are a Dutch political party whose highest priority is animal welfare and the respectful treatment of animals. In the Netherlands, we are represented in the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Provincial States, in six city councils and in six Dutch ‘water councils’. That is unique: never before has a political party devoted to animal welfare been elected to a national parliament anywhere else in the world.
The Party for the Animals is the fastest growing political party in the Netherlands. We act as a ‘pacemaker’ in the parliament; in other words, we encourage the other political parties to move faster when it comes to animal welfare.
Ever since the establishment of the Party for the Animals, there has been a great deal of interest in the party abroad. That is why we have created this international website, which provides a lot of useful information. Each week Marianne Thieme, the leader of the Party for the Animals, will write a new worldlog about her experiences in politics. This worldlog will not only be available in English, but also in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish and Russian.
The Party for the Animals believes that animals should be given the rights that they deserve. Animal interests should no longer continually be subordinated to economic interests. Not just in the Netherlands, but also beyond. We would therefore like to join forces with kindred spirits in other countries. The more animal welfare parties that are set up across the globe, the better.