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Europe forced to wait for citizens’ initiative on glyphosate

“No extending of glyphosate license until citizens’ initiative is fully considered” The Party for the Animals demands that the European Commission does not extend the European license for herbicide glyphosate until the recently officially registered European citizens’ initiative ‘Ban Glyphosate’ has been fully considered. MEP Anja Hazekamp wants the European Commission’s guarantee that the initiative … Continue Reading


In the spotlight: our youngest party supporters

The Party for the Animals is the perfect example of a party that is dedicated to future generations. We undertake to promote an inhabitable world, now and in the future. We are worried about whether our children will have better lives than our generation, in a material as well as an immaterial sense. Young people … Continue Reading


The Netherlands wants to raise the issue of illegal Japanese whaling

Sea Shepherd / Glenn Lockitch The Netherlands wishes to raise the issue of illegal whaling during the discussions on a trade agreement between Europe and Japan. This is what Minister Koenders (Foreign Affairs) promised on Thursday in his response to questions from the Party of the Animals. The European Committee, who negotiates on behalf of the … Continue Reading


The Party for the Animals votes against free trade agreement CETA

The Party for the Animals voted against the controversial free trade agreement CETA in the European Parliament on the 15th of February 2017. According to MEP Anja Hazekamp, the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada will have demonstrable negative effects on people, animals, and the environment. For example, CETA will increase the import … Continue Reading


Government finally wants to ban the trade of horse blood

State Secretary Martijn van Dam will seek to achieve a European ban on the import of blood of pregnant horses. He promised to do so after questions were raised by MP Esther Ouwehand (Party for the Animals)    At so-called blood farms in Argentina and Uruguay, mares are continuously made pregnant to produce the PMSG … Continue Reading


Malta questioned in European Parliament on bird hunting

MEP Anja Hazekamp called on the Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in the European Parliament to ban the horrific hunting of migratory birds. Hazekamp made her call during Malta’s first debate as EU President. According to nature organisations, Malta kills over one hundred thousand birds during the hunting seasons in spring and autumn. Malta cannot … Continue Reading


Esther Ouwehand’s contribution to the debate on Environment and Sustainability

Don’t use your freedom to restrict the freedom of others: a sound liberal principle. You are free to do as you please, but that freedom ends as soon as you start hampering others – which is definitely the case when you leave the earth in a worse state than you found it. Already, our behaviour … Continue Reading


 Dutch political Party for the Animals pays visit to Moldova

Three representatives of the Dutch political Party for the Animals have visited Moldova in order to speak to animal rights activists, environmental organisations and policymakers from 7 to 12 December. During their visit, the key ingredients were exchanging knowledge and strengthening cooperation our common fight for animal welfare, nature and protection of the environment. The Dutch … Continue Reading


Breakthrough: 27,000 natural sites will still be protected!

The European Commission has confirmed that 27,000 natural sites in Europe, including The Wadden Sea and the Veluwe region in the Netherlands, will remain protected under the EU Birds and Habitats Directives. Last year, a public survey was conducted in Brussels on the value of EU nature legislation. The expectation was that mostly companies would … Continue Reading


European Parliament votes on the banning of horse fairs

The European Parliament will shortly vote on the banning of horse fairs, because horses are ill treated at them. “Horse fairs might look like friendly fairs, but they are terrible for animals,” says MEP Anja Hazekamp. Her proposal to no longer stable horses at fairs, is part of several EU plans to improve the welfare … Continue Reading