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.


Esther’s Blog: Showing courage pays off!

In my previous blog I wrote about the disclosure of animal abuse in Dutch slaughterhouses. Severe animal abuse took place in a slaughterhouse that was supposed to be one of the ‘best’ in the Netherlands. Meanwhile, we have officially pressed charges against the slaughterhouse concerned and the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), the supervisory authority that should lega...