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Category: Blog - Year: 2017

Worldlog Marianne Thieme 28 November

  • Congress of the Party for the Animals -
  • Documentary Eating Animals -
  • European Court maintains Dutch ban on mink farms -
  • Meeting with European sister parties in The Hague -
  • Municipality elections -
  • Protest against harmful electric pulse fishing -

On Sunday the 19th of November, our national party congress took place. And it was pleasantly busy! This year, our membership grew by one quarter...Continue Reading


Worldlog Marianne Thieme 7 November 2017

  • climate problems -
  • climate refugees -
  • coalition agreement -
  • decrease in livestock population -
  • Doughnut Economics -
  • ecological crisis -
  • march against fur farming -
  • Meatless Monday -
  • shirking responsibilities -

In my last Worldlog, I briefly mentioned the fact that the Netherlands’ new government had presented their plans in the form of a coalition agreement....Continue Reading


Worldlog Marianne Thieme 17 October 2017

  • Gains for Portuguese and German sister parties in elections -
  • Lecture in Madrid -
  • New Dutch government has future generations solve problems -
  • No rise in VAT on fruits and vegetables -
  • PftA criticises European food watchdog for Monsanto and glyphosate -
  • Protecting democracy -
  • Protecting privacy -
  • Referendum -

Since last week, there is a new government in the Netherlands, which now has presented its plans in the form of a coalition agreement. Unfortunately,...Continue Reading


Worldlog Marianne Thieme 26 September

  • Budget Day -
  • Female suffrage -
  • Gay Pride Belgrade -
  • international conference -
  • lecture -
  • Madrid -
  • stray dogs -
  • Women's rights -

Last week it was Budget Day. On this day, the government presents its plans for the next parliamentary year by way of a Throne Speech. But...Continue Reading


Worldlog Marianne Thieme 29 August

  • animal rights -
  • Canal Pride -
  • Civil rights -
  • Dick Gregory -
  • egg contamination scandal -
  • factory farm fire -
  • opportunities in Morocco -
  • women’s football -

Summer recess will end next week but this summer was so turbulent that I already want to tell you something about it now in this...Continue Reading


Worldlog 11 July 2017

  • Closing European ports for transit of whale meat -
  • EU -
  • green government -
  • heat protocol for animal transports -
  • PACMA organizes protest against bullfighting -
  • strong climate agreement -
  • visit from Animal Justice Party Australia -
  • World Pride 2017 -

The Dutch government formation has taken 120 days already and the composition of the parties at the negotiating table promises very little for the planet....Continue Reading


Worldlog 20 June

  • Animal Welfare Party -
  • bill against animal testing Australia -
  • Dutch motion against glyphosate -
  • electoral success -
  • fur farming ban in Czech Republic -
  • Parti Animaliste -
  • subsidies for organic farming -

June has been an exciting election month for our sister parties in France and the United Kingdom. The electoral systems in both countries make it...Continue Reading


Worldlog 29 May 2017

  • Congress -
  • international movement -
  • Marjan Minnesma -
  • nuclear plant -
  • Queen Mary University -
  • Roger Moore -
  • sustainable policy -
  • Tihange -
  • Urgenda -

Hundreds of members of the Party for the Animals attended our 24th Congress on Sunday the 21st of May. This first congress was full of...Continue Reading


Worldlog 8 May 2017

  • birdlife on Malta -
  • end to circuses in the US -
  • hunting on Malta -
  • People’s Climate March -
  • small-scale agriculture and livestock farming -

On Saturday the 29th of April, thousands of people from all over the world went to march to ask for attention for climate change. In...Continue Reading


Worldlog 17 April 2017

  • CCTV monitoring -
  • coral -
  • emission of greenhouse gases -
  • new economy -
  • slaughterhouses -

'As long as there are slaughterhouses there will always be battlefields.' A historic quote by Tolstoj, the Russian writer, philosopher and political thinker. At the...Continue Reading


Worldlog 27 March 2017

  • 5 seats -
  • Bird hunting Malta -
  • Climate cabinet -
  • EU welfare requirements for meat rabbits -
  • General elections -
  • UN climate expert -

It is with great pride that I can announce that after an exciting election campaign, the Party for the Animals has won five seats in...Continue Reading


Worldlog 6 March 2017

  • dolphin slaughters Faroe Islands and Taiji -
  • Outdoor grazing for cows -
  • Photo exhibition 10 years of the Party for the Animals -
  • Speech tour -
  • The Big Picture -

Just one and a half week more to go before the Lower House elections are on. We have gained momentum and are busy with interviews,...Continue Reading


Worldlog 13 February 2017

  • Civil rights -
  • LGBTI -
  • Party leaders’ debate -
  • Privacy -
  • Safety -

The Party for the Animals sets great store to our citizen’s privacy. Dutch politicians are currently working on a so-called “trawling law”, allowing the secret...Continue Reading


Worldlog 23 January 2017

  • 100 years of women's voting rights -
  • Election programme Plan B -
  • Horse blood hormone -
  • National elections 2017 -
  • PMSG -
  • Women's emancipation -

It will not be long before elections will take place again in the Netherlands. The national elections for the Lower House of Parliament will be...Continue Reading