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Parliamentary questions Dutch Party for the Animals about expansion Ukrainian factory farming

The Dutch Party for the Animals made enquiries  about the expansion plans of a chicken factory farm in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. The factory farm is part of the monstrous company MHP. Party for the Animals MP Lammert van Raan wants to know more about the Dutch government’s involvement in the factory farm, that now already houses … Continue Reading

Victory for hedgehogs thanks to UK’s Animal Welfare Party

United Kingdom’s Animal Welfare Party (AWP) scored a lasting victory for hedgehogs when AWP councillor Jane Smith’s motion to stipulate hedgehog-friendly boundaries in all new planning applications was passed unanimously by Alsager Town Council in Cheshire. A much needed measure, as Britain’s hedgehog population is in serious decline. In rural areas, the hedgehog population is … Continue Reading

Party for the Animals brings growing international movement for animals and planet to The Hague

Marianne Thieme, founder and leader of world’s first successful Party for the Animals, gave a lecture last Friday in The Hague. Her talk was on the party’s encouraging role regarding animal rights, nature and the environment. She also emphasized the important role of the growing international political movement which turns the traditional politics upside down. … Continue Reading

Avoiding meat and dairy is the best solution for our planet

Want to contribute to a better environment? Stop eating meat and dairy. According to a new research carried out by the universities of Oxford and Zürich, avoiding these products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet – even more so than cutting down on your number of flights or … Continue Reading

Toilet paper in the Netherlands is better protected against fire than animals

Over the past ten years, approximately 2,000,000 animals have died a horrific death in stable fires in the Netherlands. The Dutch Party for the Animals points out the fire brigade’s conclusion: preventing stable fires is a political choice but politics keeps on postponing the implementation of measures. Toilet paper in the Netherlands is better protected … Continue Reading

The international call for a stronger approach to (plastic) waste is getting louder  

The Dutch and Portuguese animal welfare parties have recently submitted proposals to tackle the problems related to the large quantities of waste. Among others, the parties propose to prohibit the use of harmful microplastic ingredients in products, to expand the deposit system and to reduce the use of disposable items in the catering industry. Moreover, … Continue Reading

Rebel cows Hermien and Zus who escaped from slaughterhouse are happy again in the meadow

The cow Hermien and her mate Zus, who made it to the news, both nationally and internationally, after they had literally just escaped slaughter, were finally allowed out in the meadow again after months in their stable. The animals visibly enjoyed their freedom on the grass at the “De Leemweg” rest home for cows in … Continue Reading

Ban animal testing for cosmetics

Last week, the European Parliament, with the support of the Dutch Party for the Animals (PftA), called for the global ban of testing cosmetics on animals. MEP Anja Hazekamp after the vote of the European Parliament. The text on the sign: “I just voted for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics” “Already in … Continue Reading

Australian Animal Justice Party calls for ban on live exports

24 April 2018 – More than twee weeks ago, videos from a whistleblower exposed serious cruelty in Australian sheep exports, where thousands of animals died an awful death because of the heat and stress. The videos caused a shock wave throughout Australia and beyond. The Animal Justice Party (AJP), the Australian party for the animals, … Continue Reading

Party for the Animals wants to reduce the use of disposable cups

The number of used coffee cups at railway stations should be reduced. Last week, a majority of the Dutch Lower House supported a motion tabled by the Party for the Animals requesting the Dutch Cabinet to make ambitious commitments with major coffee chains to reduce the use of disposable cups. Each year around 3 billion, … Continue Reading