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Animal Politics EU

Animal Politics EU, formerly Euro Animal 7, is a group of animal rights based parties within countries in the European Union. They call for[3]:

  • Raise the moral and legal status of animals
  • Improve the welfare of animals kept for farming purposes and ensure proper enforcement of animal welfare legislation across all EU member states
  • Phase out farming practices which are harmful to animals and re-direct EU subsidies away from the intensive livestock industry, into sustainable, plant-based and organic agriculture
  • End the cruel long distance transport of live animals within and outside the EU
  • Stop overfishing within and outside European waters
  • Phase out animal testing with binding targets for reduction and replacement, combined with incentives for alternative testing methods
  • End legal derogations and subsidies for so-called cultural and religious traditions that involve cruelty to animals, such as bullfighting, non-stun slaughter and foie gras production
  • Fight the illicit trade of pets in the EU and halt the barbaric treatment of stray dogs and cats in Europe
  • Implement a ban on hunting and prohibit the import of wildlife trophies
  • Close all fur farms in Europe and ban fur imports from third countries
  • Take hazardous pesticides and endocrine disrupting chemicals o the market
  • Combat climate change by supporting a shift towards a plant-based lifestyle, implementing a
  • CO2 tax for companies and speeding up e orts to realise a complete switch to renewable energy
  • Realise efficient, affordable and accessible public transport, as an alternative to air travel
Animal Politics EU
Founded2014
IdeologyAnimal rights[1]
Animal welfare[2]
European Parliament groupEuropean United Left–Nordic Green Left
Greens–European Free Alliance
European Parliament
3 / 751


Member partiesEdit

Country Party Votes in national parliament election National MPs 2014 MEPs Votes in European parliament election 2019 2019 MEPs
  Belgium DierAnimal 47.733 (5 of 11 constituencies) 0 0 606 (only German Community) 1,49 %, 0
  Cyprus Animal Party Cyprus 4.088 0 0 2.208 0,79 %, 0
  France Animalist Party 63.637 (142 of 577 constituencies) 0 0 490.074 2,16 %, 0
  Finland Animal Justice Party of Finland 3.378 0 0 2.917 0,16 %, 0
  Germany Human Environment Animal Protection 374.179 (10 of 16 Bundesländer) 0 1[4] 542.226 1,45 %, 1[5]
  Italy Italian Animalist Party 0 0 160.270 0,60 %, 0
  Netherlands Party for the Animals 335.214 4[6] 1 220.938 4,02 %, 1
  Portugal People–Animals–Nature 166.854 4[7] 0 167.130 5,46 %, 1[8]
  Sweden The Animals' Party 3.648 0 0 4.105 0,10 %, 0
  Spain Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals 326.045 0 0 294.657 1,31 %, 0
  United Kingdom Animal Welfare Party 0 0 25.232 (only London) 1,13 %, 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Europe’s Animal Welfare Party Could Make History This Week. Care2, 21 May 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  2. ^ Europe’s Animal Welfare Party Could Make History This Week. Care2, 21 May 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.europeaninterest.eu/article/animal-politics-eu-present-collective-manifesto-ahead-eu-elections/
  4. ^ "Results of the 2014 European elections". European Parliament. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Nach der Wahl: Ergebnis Tierschutzpartei Europawahl 2019". Partei Mensch Umwelt Tierschutz (in German). 27 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  6. ^ https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2019/07/support-plunges-for-pro-animal-party-founder-marianne-thieme/
  7. ^ "Total Global 2019 - Resultados". RTP. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Portugal EU elections 2019". POLITICO. Retrieved 27 May 2019.