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Worldlog week 52 – 2014

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This week, there was a major breakthrough for animal welfare in the Netherlands. As from 2015, it is truly prohibited to make wild animals perform...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 51 – 2014

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Good news this week! The Lower House has passed our motion to actively discourage balloon releases. In the Netherlands, balloons are frequently released at festivities, but...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 50 – 2014

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It was recently again confirmed by a research by think tank Chatham House: eating less meat is needed to stop climate change.  Worldwide livestock farming...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 49 – 2014

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Our party congress was held last Sunday. It was a great day! The congress focused on the Provincial Council and Water Board Elections. In March...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 48 – 2014

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Terrible news this week. Almost 200,000 chickens in total at two poultry holdings were gassed due to an outbreak of bird flu. The current large-scale...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 47 – 2014

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As I said in my last Worldlog, I will tell more about our visit to Belgrade. We were there for an international meeting with parties...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 46 – 2014

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Yes! In March 2015, we will participate in the provincial council elections in 10 provinces. The Netherlands has 12 provinces in total and I am...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 45 – 2014

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On Tuesday 28 October, our party existed exactly 12 years and we celebrated that by 70 minutes of speaking time during the budget debate on...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 44 – 2014

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This week I would like to start with news from Europe because our MEP Anja Hazekamp has started fighting for a ban on mega fishing...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 43 – 2014

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Last week’s theme was cruelty to animals. In the Lower House, they have finally come to realise that cruelty to animals must be taken seriously....Continue Reading


Worldlog week 42 – 2014

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We, as the MPs of the Party for the Animals, had a great closure of the week. On Thursday evening it was announced that my...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 41 – 2014

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Last week, we had a debate in the Lower House on military intervention in Iraq. We are against military intervention, because there are significant risks...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 40 – 2014

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Breaking news! At our urgent request, the Netherlands is finally going to try and impose a European import ban on angora wool.State Secretary of Agriculture...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 39 – 2014

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This was an important week! On Tuesday 16 September, it was Budget Day in the Netherlands, the day on which the Cabinet announces its plans...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 38 – 2014

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Yes! Last Thursday an overwhelming majority of the House voted in favour of our motions for the Netherlands to take a more powerful and independent...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 37 – 2014

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Time is running out for our countryside. And that is exactly what I told our State Secretary of Agriculture last week during a debate on...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 36 – 2014

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Summer recess is over and one of the first Parliamentary debates will be a debate that was requested by us, on the future of factory...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 29 – 2014

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This is my last Worldlog before I take a few weeks off to work on, inter alia, a new documentary of our scientific bureau, the...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 28 – 2014

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Last week it was the last week before the recess and we managed to achieve some wonderful successes. First of all, the use of electrical...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 27 – 2014

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Two breakthroughs in the past week! The first is that the Members of the Parliament will in future have to travel by train if they have...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 26 – 2014

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Last week, we and our youth organisation PINK! held a demonstration at Royal Bank of Scotland in Amsterdam, a bank that scores well below standard...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 25 – 2014

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According to De Telegraaf, a Dutch newspaper, the first “World Cup riot” occurred last Thursday. In the corridors of the Lower House, a journalist of...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 24 – 2014

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The government has finally decided to reduce taxes on labour in order to create more jobs. We are pleased that the minister understands that levies...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 23 – 2014

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It was already almost certain last week, but now it is definitive: we are going to Brussels! With 4.2 % of the votes, we have...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 22 – 2014

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At the time of writing this Worldlog, it looks like we have reached a new milestone for animals, nature and the environment. Our party got...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 21 – 2014

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We want a ban on keeping camels and dromedaries! I therefore asked Parliamentary questions about that last week. Animals on camel farms suffer from severe...Continue Reading


Wordlog week 20 – 2014

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In this Worldlog, we will have a look at my campaign week for the European elections on the 22nd of May. As I already indicated in...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 19 – 2014

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Another 2.5 weeks to go until the European Elections on 22 May. In the Netherlands, we will be voting on a Thursday, but most countries...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 18 – 2014

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This weekend I was on Cyprus at the official start of the Animal Party Cyprus. At the congress of the Cypriot party for the animals...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 17 – 2014

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Cattle farmers who structurally violate the law by neglecting animals should be given a lifelong ban on keeping animals! I asked Parliamentary questions about that...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 16 – 2014

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Last week, the meeting arranged by us on the management of wildlife animals was held in the Lower House. We had arranged the meeting further...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 15 – 2014

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Last Sunday, our party congress took place: a beautiful and inspiring day on which the congress established the list of candidates for the European elections....Continue Reading


Worldlog week 14 – 2014

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Last week, it was in the news that Eyes on Animals (Inspection Organisation for Farm Animals) conducted an investigation into the origin of horse meat...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 13 – 2014

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With the campaign for the municipal elections, we have exciting and beautiful weeks behind us.  Wednesday 19 March was the day: the Netherlands went to...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 12 – 2014

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We really enjoy campaigning. It will be another few days before we know the result of the local elections, it's exciting. We participate in 12...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 11 – 2014

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A great success this week: agricultural chemical is to go off the shelves of Dutch garden centres! As of the end of 2015, the harmful...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 10 – 2014

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We were in recess last week, so we had time to campaign for the municipal elections on 19 March. Last Sunday, I took part in...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 9 – 2014

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Success! Our motion to put an end to stringing up live chickens, turkeys and ducks for slaughtering was passed! In the Netherlands, more than 450...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 8 – 2014

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Marius, the killed giraffe from the Zoo in Denmark justifiably exercises many Dutch minds. My colleague Esther Ouwehand asked Parliamentary questions about the Dutch situation....Continue Reading


Worldlog week 7 – 2014

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Thanks to our motion, government will have to vote in the EU AGAINST admitting genetically manipulated maize! Government wanted to abstain from voting in Brussels...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 6 – 2014

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The control of animal transportation will at last go back into the hands of the government. In 2011, I already laid down a motion on...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 5 – 2014

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At this moment, around 250 dolphins are being slaughtered in the Japanese fishing village of Taiji. This annual hunt relates closely to the trade in...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 4 – 2014

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I want the government to stop the development of laboratory stables. These closed off, climate controlled stables, where livestock breeders cover themselves from top to...Continue Reading


Worldlog week 3 – 2014

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I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and animal-friendly 2014! Last week, I visited our sister party PAN in Portugal and on Madeira. It was a very...Continue Reading