Social issues

Earth provides enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed. We want our government to be at the service of both people and animals, and guided by compassion and sustainability. Providing aid to the poorest and victims of famine and violence is a matter of civilisation. Human rights should be respected. We want a transparent democracy in which the citizen’s voice is heard, animal rights are self-evident and it is not the right of the strong, but the interest of the weak that counts.

The society the Party for the Animals stands for gives priority to sustainability and compassion over short-term economic gain. It respects the freedom and privacy of its citizens and gives them a greater role in decision-making than banks, multinationals and lobbyists. We want governments to give both people and animals the opportunity to live a good and fulfilling life.


Esther's Blog: Letting go of old habits for a healthy society

In 2020 it became clear that it is more necessary than ever for governments to do what they have been appointed for by the citizens: protect our well-being and our living environment. The now internationally infamous scandal surrounding childcare benefits is an example of how the Dutch government is failing in this regard: tens of thousands of families have become victims of racism within the gov...