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Category: Blog - Year: 2016

Worldlog 19 December 2016

  • Election programme Plan B -
  • Illegal puppy trade -
  • Lower House election -
  • Protection of European nature sites -
  • Stray dogs problem -
  • Working visit to Moldava -

Last week we were shocked by the discovery of 23 dead puppies at an illegal puppy trader's home in the north of the Netherlands. Illegal...Continue Reading


Worldlog 28 November 2016

  • ‘Lijstduwers’ Lower House elections -
  • Ten year anniversary Party for the Animals -

On 22 November, it was exactly ten years ago since we were elected in the Lower House with two seats. Time to celebrate. We have...Continue Reading


Worldlog – 7 November 2016

On Sunday the 30th of October last, I was given the opportunity to present our draft election programme (for the elections of the Lower House...Continue Reading


Worldlog 17 October 2016

  • Lectures The canary in the coal mine -
  • Most beautiful natural area -
  • Saba -
  • Sustainable Top 100 -

Every year, the Dutch daily newspaper Trouw draws up a Sustainable Top 100 list. For the fifth time in a row, the Party for the...Continue Reading


Worldlog 26 September 2016

  • Budget Day -
  • Female suffrage -
  • Gender equality -
  • General Political Considerations -
  • Women's rights -

Man o man, what a week! First Budget Day and then the General Political Considerations. On Budget Day I wore a hat that said 'Man o...Continue Reading


Worldlog 5 September 2016

  • climate change -
  • free trade agreement -
  • meat consumption -
  • Rototum Sunsplash Festival -
  • TTIP -
  • vegetarian city -

In August, I was a guest at the Rototom Sunsplash Festival in Spain. In the Social Forum Programme, I took part in a forum discussion...Continue Reading


Worldlog 11 July 2016

Just before the summer recess, Brexit was still a topic of intense debate. Various possible consequences, opportunities, scenarios, advantages and disadvantages were discussed, but there...Continue Reading


Worldlog 20 June 2016

  • dog meat festival China -
  • dolphin -
  • dolphinarium -
  • greening of tax -
  • Ric O’Barry -
  • tax on fruits and vegetables -
  • VAT -
  • Yulin Dog Meat Festival -

Last week there was a special meeting at the Lower House with Ric O'Barry. He was the trainer of one of the most well-known dolphins:...Continue Reading


Worldlog 30 May 2016

  • Animal Justice Party -
  • Australia -
  • CETA -
  • TTIP -
  • Voiceless -

In my previous Worldlog I told you that I went to Australia to give some lectures, meanwhile I have finished this lecture tour. The Australian...Continue Reading


Worldlog 9 May 2016

  • Australia -
  • hunting trips -
  • import ban on hunting trophy -
  • ivory -
  • The Canary in the Coal Mine -
  • wildlife crime -

I am writing this Worldlog from Australia. At the invitation of the Australian animal rights organisation Voiceless I am giving a series of lectures in...Continue Reading


Worldlog 18 April 2016

  • biological -
  • gas extraction -
  • Kanarie in de Kolenmijn (Canary in the Coal-mine) -
  • North Pole -
  • roundup -
  • South Pole -
  • TTIP -
  • Ukraine -

On Sunday the 10th of April, we celebrated our Party´s already 22th congress. More than 400 members were present on this inspiring day. Every congress...Continue Reading


Worldlog 29 March 2016

  • Association Agreement -
  • attacks in Brussels -
  • child labour -
  • terrorism -
  • Ukraine -

With the Paris attacks still fresh in our minds, we were again shocked by a terror attack last week. This time it happened in the...Continue Reading


Wordlog 7 March 2016

  • agricultural pesticide -
  • animal keeping ban -
  • dolfinariums -
  • dolphin -
  • dolphinarium -
  • glyphosate -
  • pet trade -
  • registration system -
  • roundup -

A lot has happened recently. Dutch producers have made an undercover documentary about the course of events in Dolphinarium Harderwijk in the Netherlands. The documentary...Continue Reading


Worldlog 15 February 2016

  • Calve with cow -
  • Dutch bombings in Syria -
  • More conscious consumer behaviour -

I would like to start with some fantastic news. Last week we had a major breakthrough in the Lower House. Ever since the start of...Continue Reading


Worldlog 25 January 2016

  • Fur collars on children's coats are extremely carcinogenic -
  • Hong Kong bans the trade in ivory -
  • Respect the outcome of the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine association agreement -
  • The Netherlands is President of the EU -

The Netherlands is currently President of the European Union. During this presidency, animal welfare should have first priority. After all, this EU Presidency is the...Continue Reading