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.


Ban on puppy farms in Australia thanks to Animal Justice Party

Last week, the Upper House (Senate) in the state of New South Wales passed a bill proposed by the Australian Animal Justice Party to ban puppy farms. This is a huge breakthrough for the more than a hundred thousand puppies “produced” in intensive puppy-breeding farms or ‘puppy mills’ every year – and for their mothers. “Puppy farms are intensive breeding farms for the ‘pet industry’,” said Emma Hu...