This year marks the Dutch Party for the Animals’ 15th anniversary. On 28 October 2002, a small group of people decided to be the first in the world to found a political party representing not human interests, but the interests of the entire planet and all its inhabitants. Fifteen years later, the Party for the Animals has grown to be the Netherlands’ most prominent advocate of a new political ideology.
Party for the Animals team celebrates first elections
From the beginning, the creation of the Party for the Animals has led to a growing global movement working for the cross-border interests of animals, nature and the environment in politics. There are now 18 like-minded political parties worldwide and the number continues to grow.
Also in the Netherlands, the Party for the Animals is growing rapidly. The party went from two to five seats in Parliament in the general elections in March this year. This increase of no less than 150% was accompanied by a strong inflow of new members: from 12,000 to 15,000. More and more concerned citizens realise that the time has come to restructure the world.
In the coming municipal elections, the Party for the Animals will participate in 19 municipalities, including 12 in which the party is already represented. If it is up to the PftA, this number will be greatly expanded, while at the same time making sure that this growth is sustainable.