Animal Welfare Party

United Kingdom

Established in 2006, AWP believes in a better future for people, animals and the environment. The party’s policies are aimed at creating a fairer, more equitable and sustainable society in which the interests of the environment, people and animals are all taken into account. Key policies include:

  • Redirecting subsidies from livestock and fisheries farming to plant-based agriculture.
  • Phasing out animal experimentation with binding targets for reduction and proper support for alternatives.
  • Increasing penalties for those convicted of animal cruelty.
  • Promoting healthy plant-based lifestyle initiatives in schools, GP practices and the workplace.
  • Phasing out farming practices with poor welfare consequences for animals.


Enormous success: over a million European citizens demand a Europe free of animal testing

Stop animal testing, protect cruelty-free cosmetics! Over 1.4 million people from 27 EU countries have spoken out against animal testing in the European Citizens' Initiative 'Save Cruelty Free Cosmetics'. A milestone on the road to a Europe free of animal testing. And this summer there was another breakthrough for laboratory animals in the Dutch parliament; no fewer than six proposals by the Party...