Worldlog Week 43 – 2012

22 October 2012

Last week was the Autumn recess, so today I'm completely rested and ready for a new week in the chamber. The government formation is still in full swing, but the public isn't getting much news about it. The People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) are still in negotiations. I hope to have more to tell you next week.

Research by such newspapers as the NRC Handelsblad has shown that the Party for the Animals enjoys the most support from the backbenchers: 100% of the backbench holds a positive to highly positive opinion of the party. That makes us feel good. We will continue to stick to our ideals!

Our party enjoyed some success in the municipality of Leiden. This municipality is going to discourage people from releasing non-biodegradable balloons and from using balloons with plastic strings at events and festivities. This is a result of them accepting a motion by our councilman Dick de Vos. Releasing balloons at a festive event sounds great, but the balloons come back down and hurt animals. Birds and sea creatures often take the balloon fragments for food and eat them, and they die with plastic in their stomachs. Leiden is the first municipality in the Netherlands to have a policy that discourages the use of non-biodegradable balloons.

The preparations for our anniversary celebrations are in full swing. 28 October is our party's 10th year, so it's time for a party 🙂 . It's going to be a great event, plus we're going to premiere the documentary about the Party for the Animals 10 years of existence, called 'The Hare in the Marathon'. To be continued!

This is some great work by the artist Banksy on ‘chicken Nuggets’.

Plus I also want to share this incredible work with you: Piece together for Peace. Can you find the 12 animals?

Cordial greetings, Marianne