Animal rights

Animals are living creatures, not gadgets, toys or accessories and no products or means to entertain people. Animals deserve proper protection. This starts with the recognition of their rights and respect for their own nature and needs. It defines the limits of the purposes for which animals may be used.

We want to move away from the automatic assumption that animals can be used for just any purpose. Entertainment, sports, advertising purposes and fashion are not good reasons to use, harm or kill animals.

The welfare of animals is in peril due to the manner in which they are bred, traded, held and slaughtered. Any abuse or neglect of animals by humans calls for immediate and strong action.


Massacre of over 500 deer and wild boar in Portugal confirms necessity to regulate hunting

The Portuguese animal rights party PAN (People–Animals–Nature) has strongly denounced the killing of 540 animals by 16 hunters in Portugal last month and has called the Minister of Environment and Climate Action to account. ‘Killing for joy and sport is simply inhumane and represents a serious civilizational setback’, PAN states. ‘It is simply unbelievable that such a massacre has been authorized ...