Worldlog week 16 – 2014
Last week, the meeting arranged by us on the management of wildlife animals was held in the Lower House. We had arranged the meeting further to the Big Game Questionnaire held by Natuurmonumenten (an organisation which manages nature areas in the Netherlands), and it was intended to inform the Members of the Lower House of the possibilities for natural population management, with a view to the Parliamentary Debate on wildlife management on the 16th of April next. The Big Game Questionnaire established that the majority of the respondents prefer natural populations to animal hunting. According to the scientists and nature conservators present at the meeting this is also the best option for nature itself. Furthermore, natural population management enlarges the visibility of animals.
The first electoral debate attended by Anja Hazekamp, who is heading our list for the European elections, was held last Saturday. The debate was organised by COC Nederland, an organisation that stands for the interests of lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders (LHBT). As a party we strongly support the emancipation movement for LHBT. People and animals have a right to live by their nature and make choices in freedom. The debate was a great kick-off for a series of interesting electoral debates that will follow. On our way to Europe!
In last week’s Worldlog I already told you about the prominent candidates at the bottom of our list for the European elections. I am proud to tell you that the British-American Ingrid Newkirk has also added her name to our candidate’s list. Ingrid is head of the animal protection organisation PETA. And also the British author Redmond O’Hanlon is on our list. Wonderful!
And that our party is badly needed in Europe was demonstrated by an article in the Dutch newspaper Trouw. Nine members of the European Parliament from the Netherlands named their biggest achievements of the past years, but it turns out that: none of them did anything for animals. It’s time that we wake up Europe. Go Anja Hazekamp! 🙂
And last but not least a film tip: Speciesism, the movie.
Until next week!