Human Environment Animal Protection

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The Animal Protection Party
Die Tierschutzpartei
Chairperson Stefan Bernhard Eck, Barbara Nauheimer, Horst Wester
Founded 13 February 1993
Headquarters Richard-Schirrmann-Str. 14
55122 Mainz
Membership about 1,000 (2004)
Ideology Animal rights
Environmentalism
Political position Centre-left
European Parliament group European United Left–Nordic Green Left
Colours White
Bundestag
0 / 631
State Parliaments
0 / 1,875
European Parliament
1 / 96
Website
www.tierschutzpartei.de
Politics of Germany
Political parties
Elections

Human Environment Animal Welfare (German: Mensch Umwelt Tierschutz, short form: The Animal Protection Party, German: Die Tierschutzpartei) is a political party in Germany. It was founded in 1993. In 2004 it had about 1,000 members.

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The party aspires to turn away from the anthropocentric view of life. Its main goal is the introduction of more animal rights into the German constitution. Those include the right to live and the protection from physical and psychological damages. The Tierschutzpartei also demands prohibition of animal testing, bullfighting, hunting, the production of furs, circus animals and agricultural animal husbandry, as well as the adaptation of the people to vegetarianism.

Their ideas on environmental policy are relatively similar to those of Alliance '90/The Greens.[citation needed] The party supports a ban on genetic engineering and wants a reduction of car traffic and an immediate exit from nuclear energy.

In the 2014 European parliament elections, the Animal Protection Party received 1.25% of the national vote (366,303 votes in total) and returned a single MEP.[1]

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