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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

Australian Animal Justice Party candidate: “Let’s give real hope to our farmers”

On November 24th , elections will be held for the Parliament of the Australian state Victoria.The Animal Justice Party (AJP) hopes to win a seat and has presented 60 candidates. One of them is Dr Tamasin Ramsay, a medical anthropologist, and she has an important message for Australians. Dr Tamasin Ramsay, candidate for the AJP … Continue Reading

Portuguese party for the animals puts forward a motion to curb livestock transportation

The Portuguese Party for Humans, Animals and Nature (PAN) recently put forward a motion in the Portuguese Parliament, which is to end government subsidies for long distance transportation of animals. According to PAN, animals are treated as trade products during livestock transportation and not as creatures with feelings, which is in conflict with national and … Continue Reading