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Category: Blog - Year: 2018

Worldlog Esther Ouwehand 27 November 2018

  • elections in the Netherlands Australia and Spain -
  • growing international movement for animal rights -
  • objection against destructive factory farming -
  • vegetable food is becoming the new standard -

The international movement of animal rights is in a breakthrough phase. Everywhere, more and more people are standing up against the injustice that is being...Continue Reading


Worldlog Esther Ouwehand 6 November 2018

  • Animal rights in Moldova -
  • Animal rights on UN agenda -
  • Documentary Dominion -
  • intensive livestock farming -
  • Organic agriculture -
  • plant-based -
  • Political change -
  • Vegan Month -
  • young people in action against climate change -

With our party leader Marianne Thieme on sick leave, I now act as deputy Chairperson of our Lower House faction and will therefore also take...Continue Reading


Worldlog Marianne Thieme 9 October 2018

  • Animal rights protests in Turkey and Ukraine -
  • First steps towards ban on bullfighting in Portugal and Spain -
  • Statement against meat lobby on Prinsjesdag -
  • Urgent measures needed to reform agriculture and tackle climate problems -
  • World Animal Day -

This year was the tenth time in a row we used Prinsjesdag, the most important political event in the Netherlands, to make a political statement....Continue Reading


Worldlog Marianne Thieme 4 September 2018

  • idealistic politics -
  • live animal transport -
  • MEP Anja Hazekamp portrays violations of European agreements on animal transports -
  • New documentary on food -
  • positive change is happening -
  • vegan Michelin chef Alexis Gauthier -

The recess has finished. It was a busy recess because I am working on a new book about the importance of idealistic politics and on...Continue Reading


Worldlog Marianne Thieme 10 July 2018

  • Animal tests are useless -
  • Climate and Animal Friendly Barbecue at the Parliament -
  • Emancipation -
  • First Dutch woman in the Lower House -
  • Gruesome abuses in the Dutch meat industry -
  • international movement -
  • Summer recess -

As announced in my previous Worldlog, I held an international lecture at the University of Leiden, Campus The Hague, on the 22nd of June last....Continue Reading


Worldlog Marianne Thieme 12 June 2018

  • Addressing issues in the livestock industry Criticism on our system and solutions -
  • international movement -
  • Lecture in The Hague -
  • Meeting with sister parties from around the world -
  • New documentary on food -
  • No subsidies for bullfighting -
  • Party congress -
  • Resistance against palm oil -

We have had another wonderful party congress! At this congress, the list of candidates for the municipal elections in the Dutch municipality of Groningen was...Continue Reading


Worldlog Marianne Thieme 22 May 2018

  • animal abuse in pig farms -
  • ban on neonicotinoids -
  • paradigm shift -
  • the Netherlands is the dirtiest country in Europe -
  • the world’s first vegan steak -
  • think beyond economic growth -
  • Ukrainian broiler chickens -
  • worldwide ban on animal testing -

Last week all MPs had the week off due to Spring recess. However, immediately following the recess we raised some important issues in the Lower...Continue Reading


Worldlog Marianne Thieme 1 May 2018

  • Animal testing -
  • bullfighting -
  • collaboration -
  • International Earth Day -
  • Lectures in Sweden and Germany -
  • plant-based agriculture -
  • veganism -
  • World Lab Animals Day -

The 22nd of April was International Earth Day. On that day, people all over the world reflect on all the beauty of the earth. Such...Continue Reading


Worldlog Marianne Thieme 3 April 2018

  • Action against illegal hunting activities on Malta -
  • Dutch poultry farms often deliberately infringe animal welfare and food safety regulations -
  • Elections in South Australia -
  • Gain in municipal elections -
  • Lecture in Stockholm -
  • Legislative proposal -

Great breakthrough! With no less than 33 seats in municipal councils, we made a spectacular growth at the municipal elections of 21 March last. Our...Continue Reading


Worldlog Marianne Thieme 13 March 2018

  • European Parliament wants protection of bees -
  • global ban on animal-testing for cosmetic -
  • Go vote! -
  • International Women’s Day -
  • municipal elections on the 21st of March -
  • screening documentary “Kangaroo” in the European Parliament -

Last week it was International Women’s Day, a topic to which we devoted much attention. Women around the world (cisgender and transgender) have been at...Continue Reading


Worldlog Marianne Thieme 20 February 2018

  • Belgian Party for the Animals "DierAnimal" -
  • Canary in the Coal Mine -
  • Dutch Animal Police -
  • Glyphosate Committee with Anja Hazekamp -
  • Leonardo DiCaprio -
  • municipal elections on the 21st of March -
  • rebel cows saved from slaughter -
  • Visit from Japanese journalists -

The campaign for the Dutch municipal elections on the 21st of March is in full swing now. We participate in 15 municipalities and our members...Continue Reading


Worldlog Marianne Thieme 23 January 2018

  • 2017 full of successes -
  • Ban on electro fishing -
  • Croatia and the Ukraine -
  • Fight against toxic glyphosate continues -
  • Interest from South Korea for Party for the Animals -
  • International Animals Rights Day in Turkey -
  • Norwegian fur industry restrained -
  • Worldwide movement for planet and all its inhabitants increasingly stronger -

Happy new year to you all! 2017 was an eventful year, with many highlights. We won five seats during the elections for the Lower House...Continue Reading