Become a member of Animal Welfare Party and help us in our vital work to win political representation for animals
If you’d like to see dedicated representatives for animals in the UK’s decision making bodies, please join our party today. We receive no government funding. Membership numbers and funds are absolutely crucial to our work and success. There are now over 15 parties for animals around the world and the following successes in winning political representation for animals have already been achieved:
PvdD (Party for the Animals, Netherlands):
2 members in the Dutch House of Representatives
2 members in the Dutch Senate
I member in the European Parliament 18 elected representatives at various levels of local government
Tierschutzpartei (Animal Party, Germany):
I member in the European Parliament
PAN (Party for People, Animals & Nature, Portugal):
1 member in the Madeira Regional parliament
1 member in the Assembly of the Republic
Animal Justice Party (Australia):
1 member in the New South Wales Upper House
About the UK
The UK has a proud history of thought leadership in animal welfare but, although we like to think of ourselves as a nation of animal lovers, we’re lagging behind our European and Australian colleagues in winning political representation for animals. Your membership fee today will help us do vital work to start bridging that gap. If you think animals deserve dedicated representatives in our decision-making bodies, please join us today.
How AWP’s Membership Funds Are Spent
Membership fees are crucial income for AWP, allowing us to spread the word further about the need for political representation for animals. Membership fees go directly towards our running costs – the more members and funds we have, the more effective we can be as advocates for animals. Our party is entirely run by volunteers and the only funds we receive come in the form of donations and membership fees from those who support our aims. We receive no other funding. And yet, promoting our existence and contesting elections can be very costly. In addition to election fee deposits, there are many other elements to running an election campaign that soon add up: leaflet printing, marketing and promotion, attendance at events, office / space, meeting room hire. These are the things that really help with exposure and keep our supporters galvanised. AWP has some of the lowest membership rates around for a UK political party. We keep our rates low so that most people who want to join are not excluded by price. If you can afford to donate more to our party after signing up or make a regular standing order or payment, that would be a great help and we’d be delighted.
Becoming A Member: The Process
After paying your membership fee, your membership will be processed. Within one month, you’ll receive a welcome email from AWP. Please note that, in order to keep membership fees as low as possible and to preserve the environment, we don’t post out ‘Welcome Packs’, as some organisations do and we don’t issue membership numbers. If you have questions about your membership please do send us an email at the address below but please help our volunteers by not sending emails to this address that are about other issues. If you’d like to contact us about an issue other than membership, please visit the ‘Contact Us’ page. Unfortunately, emails sent to the membership email address that are not about membership will not be answered.
Please direct enquiries about membership only to: firstname.lastname@example.org