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Animal Politics World Confe­rence gathers scien­tists, entre­pre­neurs, activists and poli­ti­cians

In the upcoming online conference ‘Saving the World with Fork & Knife’ experts, politicians, NGO’s and activists from all over the world will look into the impact of our current food system on public health, animals, environment and nature. Practical workshops and presentations of inspiring examples will also have them think about possible alternatives and effective action for change.

Party for the Animals votes against weak European Climate Act

Last Thursday, the Dutch Party for the Animals voted against the European Climate Act. "The targets in this law fall short. The approach is too non-committal. With this law, we will not keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius – with disastrous consequences. That is why, with a heavy heart, I am voting against this climate law," said MEP Anja Hazekamp during the plenary debate in the European...

Break­through in the protection of nature, oceans, whales, and dolphins

Last week, the European Parliament voted in favour of ambitious plans to protect and restore nature. To increase biodiversity, protect oceans and forests and recognize ecocide – the destruction or large-scale damaging of ecosystems – as an international crime. By 2030, 30% of all land and sea areas must be protected, according to Parliament. A vital step, says MEP Anja Hazekamp of the Dutch Party ...