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.


PftA wants an immediate ban on animal transport during heatwave

Esther Ouwehand wants Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality to announce a complete ban on live animal transport during days with heatwave conditions. Temperatures in the Netherlands rase to 35°C (95°F) and higher in the Netherlands last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The applicable ‘National Plan for Livestock Transport at Extreme Temperatures’, drafted by the sector i...