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.


Romania possibly crimi­nally prose­cuted by EU after Party for the Animals’ claim about horrible sheep transport

The European Commission will carry out an inspection in Romania in response to the horrible transport of 70,000 sheep shipped from Romania to the Persian Gulf this summer. The Commission does not exclude the possibility of a criminal procedure and will await the results of the inspection to 'decide on further action'.This was the European Commission’s response to questions posed by Anja Hazekamp, ...