European elections 2019

Animal Politics EU: may we have your votes, please?

For the first time in history, there are eleven parties for animals from across Europe working together to contest the elections for the European Parliament, taking place in May 2019.

Parties for animals share a fundamental principle to protect the interests of the weakest against the might of the strongest. Serving the interests of humans and animals alike.

We represent voters in the following EU countries: The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Cyprus, and the United Kingdom.

Gaining greater political representation for animals in the European Parliament would be a major step in the battle for animal rights and a sustainable future.

We have a shared vision and will work closely together to

  • Raise the moral and legal status of animals
  • Improve the welfare of animals kept for farming purposes and ensure proper enforcement of animal welfare legislation across all EU member states
  • Phase out farming practices which are harmful to animals and re-direct EU subsidies away from the intensive livestock industry, into sustainable, plant-based, and organic agriculture
  • End the cruel long distance transport of live animals within and outside the EU
  • Stop overfishing within and outside European waters
  • Phase out animal testing with binding targets for reduction and replacement, combined with incentives for alternative testing methods
  • End legal derogations and subsidies for so-called cultural and religious traditions that involve cruelty to animals, such as bull fighting, non-stun slaughter and foie gras production
  • Fight the illicit trade of pets in the EU and halt the barbaric treatment of stray dogs and cats in Europe
  • Implement a ban on hunting and prohibit the import of wildlife trophies
  • Close all fur farms in Europe and ban fur imports from third countries
  • Take hazardous pesticides and endocrine disrupting chemicals off the market
  • Combat climate change by supporting a shift towards a plant-based lifestyle, implementing a CO2 tax for companies and speeding up efforts to realise a complete switch to renewable energy
  • Realise efficient, affordable and accessible public transport, as an alternative to air travel
  • Vote for animal rights. Vote for a sustainable future.

    Vote for a historic victory.

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