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.


Party for the Animals reno­mi­nates MEP Anja Hazekamp as lead candidate for the European Parli­ament elections

Europe is preparing for new elections. From 6 to 9 June, all residents of the European Union with voting rights will be able to choose which 720 MEPs will make up the European Parliament. With the climate and biodiversity crisis, these elections are extra important: we can vote en masse for politicians with guts and decisiveness. So, it is good news that the board of the Dutch Party for the Animal...