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.


New Zealand welcomes a new political party for animal rights: the Animal Justice Party Aotearoa New Zealand!

A more compassionate New Zealand (or Aotearoa as the Māori call the country) for all just got closer. Animal Justice Party Aotearoa New Zealand (AJPANZ) is officially a registered political party. This milestone marks a significant step in advocating for animal rights and promoting a plant-based economy in New Zealand. AJPANZ was incorporated in November 2022 and is now an officially registered p...