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Two candidates for the Canadian municipal elections want to give animals a voice in local policy

Next Saturday, the 20th of October, municipal elections will be held in Canada. Two members of the Animal Protection Party of Canada will participate in two different municipalities. Both candidates plead for inclusive municipalities where compassion is the guiding principle and where both people and animals can live safely. Candidate-municipal council members Vicki Van Linden … Continue Reading

Dutch royal family prioritises its own hunting lobby over democracy

The majority of the Dutch Lower House wants the Royal Estate Het Loo to be open to the public all year round. But the Dutch royal family refuses to cooperate because they want to continue hunting there without being interrupted. Each year, Het Loo Crown Estate is closed to the public for three months, from … Continue Reading

Local Moldovan government promises a better animal welfare policy following the visit of Dutch MP Esther Ouwehand

Last weekend – for the first time in Moldova’s history – a lecture was given on the importance of animal rights. Dutch MP for the Party for the Animals Esther Ouwehand held the lecture at a university in the capital Chișinău, in a packed lecture hall. After that, Ouwehand talked with local animal protectionists and … Continue Reading

PAN proposes bills to end fox hunting and cruel hunting methods

The Portuguese party for the animals (People-Animals-Nature, PAN), has recently presented two bills: one that ends fox hunting in Portugal and another that prohibits cruel hunting methods like the use of packs of hounds and the use of ‘clubbing to death’ techniques. PAN’s initiatives are in line with the “Movement for the Abolition of Fox … Continue Reading

Mass protest against bullfighting cruelties in Madrid

Last week, Party for the Animals MEP Anja Hazekamp joined tens of thousands of people in a protest against the cruel practice of bullfighting in Spain. The demonstration called ‘Mision Abolición’ took place in Madrid and was organised by Spanish Party for the Animals PACMA. Parties for the animals all over the world showed their … Continue Reading

Success for the Party for the Animals in the European Parliament: hazardous pesticides to be taken off the market immediately

The European Commission must with immediate effect ensure that hazardous, carcinogenic pesticides will no longer be permitted on the European market and that their use will be prohibited. The Commission was ordered to do so thanks to two proposals of the Party for the Animals in the European Parliament. With this the Party has contributed … Continue Reading

Youth wing of Dutch Party for the Animals shows its solidarity with young Swedish climate activist

Last week, students and members of PINK!, the Dutch Party for the Animals’ youth wing, were on school strike outside the Dutch parliament to protest against the majority of the Dutch parliament’s indifference to climate change. The students wanted to show their solidarity with Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl who has become an international role … Continue Reading

Parties for the Animals worldwide support mass protest ‘Misión Abolición’ against bullfighting

On 15 September, the Spanish Party for the Animals, Partido Animalista (PACMA), will organise its annual mass protest against bullfighting in Madrid. PACMA is urging everyone to take part in their protest, called ‘Misión Abolición’ – Abolition Mission – by coming to Madrid, signing the petition or joining the social media campaign, starting tomorrow. Every … Continue Reading

Party for the Animals joins thousands of people worldwide in marching the streets for animal justice

Last weekend, thousands of people across the globe took to the streets to join the so-called Animal Rights March. Their purpose? To put an end to all forms of animal exploitation. The March took place in several countries such as Luxembourg, New Zealand, the Philippines, Canada, Australia, Greece, the United States, Norway and the Netherlands. … Continue Reading

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