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.


Viro­lo­gists warn: new pandemic is being bred in indu­strial livestock farming

The industrial poultry industry is a ticking time bomb, virologists warn. At this moment, Europe is suffering from the worst bird flu outbreak ever. Elsewhere in the world, the virus is exacting its toll on both animal and human victims as well. According to experts, it is merely a matter of time before the disease becomes transmissible from humans to other humans. If that happens, a new epidemic ...