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.


Dutch elections in a week: a review of our recent achie­ve­ments

Parliamentary elections will be held in the Netherlands in just one week’s time. On 22 November, the citizens of the Netherlands will cast their votes for the parties that will represent them in the Dutch House of Representatives. The Party for the Animals currently holds six of the one hundred and fifty seats, and we are hoping for steady growth, just as in all previous years. What better time to...