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Category: Blog - Year: 2011

Worldlog Week 50 – 2011

This week the Dutch senate threw up a barrier to the adoption of the bill seeking a ban on the ritual slaughter of animals without...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 49 – 2011

Wij hebben deze week de actie ‘Groeiend Verzet’ op poten gezet om op korte termijn een protestbos tegen de nieuwe Wet Natuur aan te leggen....Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 48 – 2011

There’s a lot of commotion at the moment in the Netherlands regarding the numbers of geese in the vicinity of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Bird collisions...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 47 – 2011

As I said in last week's Worldlog,  PACMA, Spain's Party for the Animals participated in elections last Sunday. PACMA received more than 101,000...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 46 – 2011

The dangers of microplastics, which were the subject of Parliamentary questions we submitted in early October, are now finally being recognized by State Secretary for...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 45 – 2011

The battery farming ban of1 January will still go into effect on 1 January! The Party for the Animals has foiled plans for the impending...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 44 – 2011

The Netherlands will finally introduce rules to protect buildings housing animals against fire! On Tuesday the Lower House adopted a motion whereby animals kept in...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 43 – 2011

More vegetarian dishes in parliamentary restaurants! That is what Minister Donner from Internal Affairs promised us this week after we asked him parliamentary questions. During...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 42 – 2011

Although the Lower House of the Dutch parliament is on autumn recess this week, on Saturday we will be having a special debate on the...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 41 – 2011

In Portugal, the PAN or Partidos pelos Animais e pela Natureza, which means 'Party for the Animals and for Nature', have won a ...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 40 – 2011

It was World Animal Day last Tuesday and I hope that people all over the world took a moment to consider animals as beings with...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 39 – 2011

State Secretary and Minister of Agriculture Blekers’ plans to gas geese as of 1 October have encountered a temporary setback. On Tuesday 27 September, the...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 38 – 2011

Last week hosted a number of annual democratic traditions in the Netherlands. The third Tuesday of September is what is known in the Netherlands as...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 37 – 2011

Tuesday 20 September is Prinsjesdag, the day the government announces its plans and associated expenses for the coming year in what is called the 'Miljoenennota'...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 36 – 2011

The parliamentary year reopened last Tuesday. During ‘question time’ – a weekly session at which members of parliament can put questions directly to members of...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 35 – 2011

This summer I worked as an intern for the Dutch current affairs programme 'EenVandaag'. I spent one day as a journalist and created a programme...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 34 – 2011

I’m back! After recharging our batteries during a great couple weeks’ holiday, we are all ready to get back to work. In this Worldlog we...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 27 – 2011

Our fifth year in the Lower House has brought a huge breakthrough for the Party for the Animals. For the very first time, our party...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 26 – 2011

What a fantastic week! The Lower House of the Dutch parliament has overwhelmingly adopted (by a 116 to 30 majority) my bill to implement a...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 25 – 2011

It turned out to be a late night at the final debate on Wednesday evening (and night). It was to discuss our legislative proposal to...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 24 – 2011

This week the Lower House held the public inquiry into our private member's bill to ban the ritual slaughter of animals without prior stunning. During...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 23 – 2011

This week I had a very special interview with nine-year old Roos 't Hart about animal abuse. She has a speaking engagement in two weeks...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 22 – 2011

The news about the E.coli outbreak has everyone’s attention in the Netherlands. This antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been discovered on cucumbers in Germany. Hundreds of people...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 21 – 2011

This week saw the elections for the Upper House, the Dutch senate where all Lower House laws are tested and established: and we have representation...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 20 – 2011

Last Wednesday was Accountability Day in the Netherlands. This is the day when the government gives an account of what it achieved in the previous...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 19 – 2011

This week the social discussion started between the government and the Dutch population about mega stalls. I am very surprised to note the very narrow...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 18 – 2011

As parliament has gone into recess, there were no debates this week. Time to recharge the batteries and enjoy the wonderful weather. But our work...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 17 – 2011

This week I had an emergency debate with Bleker, the State Secretary for Agriculture who systematically refuses to implement motions adopted by the Party for...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 15 – 2011

The past few days have been particularly tense. On Wednesday we continued the first phase of our legislative proposal initiative for a ban on unanaesthetised...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 13 – 2011

Last week parliament once again discussed the Netherlands' contribution to carrying out the UN resolution in Libya. At the previous debate I indicated that the...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 12 – 2011

Last week was dominated by Dutch participation in the military mission in Libya. There was a debate in the Lower House about whether the Netherlands...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 11 – 2011

Just as many others, I too followed the terrifying developments in Japan. The Boston Globe's Big Picture gives an impression of the disaster...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 10 – 2011

We, the Party for the Animals, after busy weeks of campaigning are currently challenging the government in the Lower House on its position on stopping...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 09 – 2011

This Worldlog contains a retrospective of this election week. We're waiting with bated breath to see if the government coalition of the People's Party for...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 08 – 2011

This week we are again enormously busy with campaign activities for the Provincial State elections. In this Worldlog an impression of the activities!  ...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 07 – 2011

We've had some good news just before spring recess! The Lower House has accepted our motion for a nationwide moratorium on mega stall construction. This...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 06 – 2011

On Tuesday and Wednesday, representatives of our scientific bureau, the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation (NGPF), and I were invited to show the documentaries ...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 05 – 2011

Last week on Wednesday, the Lower House held a debate on all forms of keeping animals. I talked about such subjects as Dutch mega stalls...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 04 – 2011

Last week I asked the minister of the interior and kingdom relations for clarification regarding possible irregularities during the Provincial State elections on 2 March...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 03 – 2011

Our party congress, held last week, was a wonderful occasion. Good atmosphere, fine resolutions and great lists of candidates in the ten provinces where we...Continue Reading

Worldlog Week 02 – 2011

Although the new year is a couple of weeks old now, I would still like to wish you all a Happy New Year. Again in...Continue Reading