Welcome to
the Euro Animal 7
For the first time ever, there are 7 animal protection parties from across Europe contesting the May 2014 EU Parliament elections.
 
The aim of each party is to return dedicated representatives for animals to the EU Parliament for the first time ever.
 
The name given informally to these 7 animal protection parties is ‘The Euro Animal 7′ and this group represents voters in the following EU countries:
Germany  |  Spain  |  UK  |  Portugal  |  Sweden  |  The Netherlands  |  Cyprus 
To many supporters of ‘The Euro Animal 7′ this is a moment in history as significant as any in the history of human rights or women’s rights.
 
Winning political representation for animals in the EU Parliament would be a major step in the battle against speciesism and for greater rights for all animals.
 
A victory for any one of the Euro Animal 7 would send a huge signal to the rest of the world that man’s relationship with animals and the environment is changing, that we are re-defining what it means to be human, extending the circle of compassion to include the non-human and less powerful.
Although each party has its own manifesto, specific to the social and economic situation in its own country, there is also a shared vision and many shared policies. These include:
 
  • Re-directing EU subsidies (currently averaging 50 billion euros per year) away from livestock and fisheries farming and into plant-based agriculture
  • Promoting healthy, plant-based lifestyle initiatives through public health and education campaigns
  • Opposing the production and import of genetically manipulated crops anywhere in Europe
  • Raising the moral and legal status of all animals
  • Phasing out farming practices and systems with poor welfare consequences for animals
  • Ending live animal export
  • Phasing out animal experimentation with binding targets for reduction combined with funding and real support for alternatives
  • Ending the protection of cultural traditions that involve cruelty to animals, such as bull fighting and foie gras production
  • Ending EU subsidy for rearing bulls for bullfighting (currently estimated to be 129.6 million euros per year)
  • Ensuring proper enforcement of existing animal welfare legislation across all EU member states
The EU Parliament elections take place
across Europe between the 22nd and 25th May
If you would like to learn more about each individual party, please visit their main sites
listed below:
Spain www.pacma.es
Portugal www.pan.com.pt
The Netherlands www.partyfortheanimals.nl
766 seats in the EU Parliament. We say it’s time animals had dedicated representatives here. Help make it happen!
US  |  Canada  |  Australia  |  Denmark  |  Italy  |  Turkey  
There are also many more animal protection parties within Europe but not contesting the
EU elections and around the world. These include:
Microsite created by Animal Welfare Party – the UK political party for people, animals and the environment
Postal address: Animal Welfare Party, 71 -75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ, United Kingdom
www.animalwelfareparty.org