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Another European success for the Party for the Animals: shorter animal transports, better inspections and stiffer sanctions

Transport time of live animals must be shortened, it is no longer permitted to bring animals to countries which do not meet European animal welfare standards and violations of the European Union’s (EU) animal transport rules must be dealt with more severely. This was advised in a report by the Agriculture Committee of the European … Continue Reading


European success for Party for the Animals: independent research and no more animal testing for agricultural chemicals

Last week, a majority of the European Parliament endorsed recommendations from the special committee on pesticides. The Dutch Party for the Animals took a seat in the committee, providing it with critical recommendations: less chemicals, more transparency and independence and no more animal testing to assess the safety of agricultural chemicals. Party for the Animals … Continue Reading


Party for the Animals enforces debate on the suffering of animals in the livestock industry 

On the Party for the Animals’ (PftA) insistence a big debate will be held in the Dutch Lower House on the suffering and dying of animals in the livestock industry.  PftA’s parliamentary leader Esther Ouwehand: “A radical change of course is needed, involving a transition to an agriculture in which we do justice to animals.” … Continue Reading


Australian Animal Justice Party starts a political attack on duck hunting

Last week, the Australian state of Victoria announced that it will permit a new duck shooting season. The Animal Justice Party (AJP) recently won its first seat in the Upper House of Victoria and now wishes to use that political influence to immediately put an end to the cruel hunting of ducks. Andy Meddick, recently … Continue Reading


Party for the Animals calls for cooperation on behalf of the planet and animals in Sarajevo

Last weekend, Dutch MP for the Party for the Animals Christine Teunissen gave a lecture on animal rights and sustainability in the city hall of the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. The lecture was a success – the hall was filled with Bosnians praising Teunissen’s message. In addition to the lecture, the party organised a conference … Continue Reading


Party for the Animals: Dutch trade policy should not obstruct circular agriculture

The Dutch government should in future check to see if the Ministry of Affairs’ trade policy does not clash with the object of creating circular agriculture. A majority of the Dutch Lower House supports the Party for the Animals’ call to the government. “Anyone who wants to create circular agriculture should also change its trade … Continue Reading


Dutch Party for the Animals takes train instead of plane to climate top

Last week, the 24th international climate conference of the United Nations started in the Polish city of Katowice. The representatives of the Dutch Party for the Animals (PftA) took the train to the conference. With that, the PftA was the only Dutch party and one of the few foreign guests that did not go by … Continue Reading


Dutch Party for the Animals goes to court over balloon litter

Party for the Animals MP Christine Teunissen has filed a case against Klaas Dijkhoff, leader of the Dutch governing and liberal party VVD, for dumping 500 balloons, ribbons and greeting cards in the environment. The balloons were released during a VVD congress last week. Teunissen: “Helium balloon litter is very harmful. Moreover, this was an … Continue Reading


Dutch Party for the Animals forces Minister to act against greenwashing by aviation sector

Last month, Dutch MP Lammert van Raan (Party for the Animals) managed to form a majority in the Lower House for his motion that instructs the Government to make sure that oil is not being labelled as green alternative fuel by the aviation industry. The aviation industry is known for lobbying for the weakening of … Continue Reading


Banned animated short film sparks discussion of destructive palm oil

The ban on a commercial of the British supermarket chain Iceland Foods has led to great international commotion. The animated short film shows the destructive effects of palm oil on nature and animals. The petition asking to lift the ban has meanwhile been signed by one million people. Several organisations in the European Union (EU) are … Continue Reading