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From ego to eco: political parties for animal rights organize successful world confe­rence

“We need a system-wide change. Instead of focusing on economic growth, our economic, social, and political systems should serve the well-being of communities, animals, and ecosystems.” That’s one of the conclusions of the successful world conference Eco-Crisis: Turning the Tide, that took place last weekend in Porto, Portugal. Representatives from 28 different countries were united by the Dutch an...

Dutch and Portu­guese parties for animals organise world confe­rence to address eco-crisis

The Dutch Party for the Animals (PvdD) and its Portuguese sister party People-Animals-Nature (PAN) are collectively organising a world conference entitled “Eco-Crisis: Turning the Tide” in Porto next weekend. Its central objective is addressing the biodiversity crisis. Joined by 14 other sister parties and 33 NGOs and professionals from over 25 countries, the two parties are aiming to give the deg...

PftA wants an immediate ban on animal transport during heatwave

Esther Ouwehand wants Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality to announce a complete ban on live animal transport during days with heatwave conditions. Temperatures in the Netherlands rise to 35°C (95°F) and higher in the Netherlands last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The applicable ‘National Plan for Livestock Transport at Extreme Temperatures’, drafted by the sector i...