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List of animal advocacy parties

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Countries with existing animal welfare parties

In the early 21st century, several political parties were founded that have as their main goal the improvement of animal welfare and the recognition of animal rights:

Name Active Region served Notes
Prohibition Party 1869–  United States Opposes animal cruelty, specifically advocating against animal testing,
cock- and dog-fighting and bear baiting.[1]
Human Environment Animal Welfare Party
(German: Partei Mensch Umwelt Tierschutz)
1993–[2]  Germany
In short: Tierschutzpartei.
Represented in the European Parliament with 1 seat 2019–2020.
Party for the Animals
(Dutch: Partij voor de Dieren)
2002–[2]  Netherlands
Represented in the Dutch Parliament with 6 seats from 2021. Represented in the European Parliament with 1 seat from 2019.
Animalist Party with the Environment
(Spanish: PACMA)
2003–[2]  Spain
Founded as Partido Antitaurino Contra el Maltrato Animal in 2003.
Renamed to Partido Animalista Contra el Maltrato Animal in 2011
and to Partido Animalista Con el Medio Ambiente in 2022.
Party for the Animals
(Dutch: Partij voor de Dieren)
2004–2019  Belgium
Merged into Vlaams Belang in 2019.[3]
Animal Protection Party of Canada 2005–  Canada Original name: Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada.
Italian Animalist Party
(Italian: Partito Animalista Italiano)
2006–  Italy
Animal Welfare Party 2006–[2]  United Kingdom
 EU (2006–20)
Animal Protection Party 2008–2016  United Kingdom
Humane Party 2009–  United States
People-Animals-Nature (PAN)
(Portuguese: Pessoas-Animais-Natureza)
2009–[2]  Portugal
Founded as Party for Animals and Nature.
Represented in parliament with 4 seats from 2019.
Represented in the European Parliament with 1 seat 2019–2020.
Animal Justice Party 2010–  Australia Represented in the NSW Legislative Council with 2 seats from 2019.
Represented in the Victorian Legislative Council with 1 seat (2018).
Fokus 2010–2015  Denmark
Splinter group from the Danish People's Party.
Animal Party (Turkey)[4]
(Turkish: Hayvan Partisi)
2011–  Turkey
Animal Party[2]
(Greek: Κόμμα για τα Ζώα Κύπρου)
2014–[2]  Cyprus
Animals' Party
(Swedish: Djurens parti)[5]
2014–[2]  Sweden
Animal Politics EU (Europarty) 2014–  European Union Named Euro Animal 7 from 2014 to 2019. Group of 11 parties.
Represented in the European Parliament with 3 seats 2019–2020.
Trees Party 2014–2020[6]  Taiwan
Animal Justice Party of Finland
(Finnish: Eläinoikeuspuolue)
2015–  Finland
Animalist Party
(French: Parti animaliste)
2016–  France
V-Partei³ ("Party for Change, Vegetarians and Vegans")
(German: Partei für Veränderung, Vegetarier und Veganer)
2016–  Germany
Justice for All Party
(Hebrew: מפלגת צדק לכל)[7]
2016–  Israel
Animal Party of Chile
(Spanish: Partido Animalista de Chile)[8]
2012–  Chile
Animal Party of Brazil
(Portuguese: Partido Animais)[9]
2016–  Brazil
Green Animal Party of Uruguay
(Spanish: Partido Verde Animalista)[10]
2018–  Uruguay
Animalist Movement
(Italian: Movimento Animalista)
2017–  Italy
Ecological Revolution for the Living 2018–  France
Represented in parliament with 1 seat from 2022.
DierAnimal 2018–  Belgium
Vegan Party
(Danish: Veganerpartiet)[11]
2018–2022  Denmark
Merged into The Alternative in 2022.[12]
Party for Animal Welfare (PAW)[13] 2018–  Ireland
Animal Party (Greece)
(Greek: Κόμμα για τα Ζώα)[14]
2020–  Greece
Animal Justice Party Aotearoa New Zealand[15] 2022–  New Zealand

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Who Are All These People Running For President? The Vermont Ballot 2020". iBrattleboro.com. 7 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Schmidt, Carmen; Kleinfeld, Ralf (2019). The Crisis of Democracy? Chances, Risks and Challenges in Japan (Asia) and Germany (Europe). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 262–269. ISBN 9781527542419. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Partij voor de Dieren Vlaanderen". Partij voor de Dieren Vlaanderen. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  4. ^ Genç, Kaya (2016). Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 37. ISBN 9781786730695. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Djurens Parti / homepage". Djurens Parti. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Ministry drops delinquent political parties from list". Taipei Times. 20 April 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Justice for All Party". partyfortheanimals.com. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Partido Animalista de Chile". fb.com. Retrieved 26 December 2022.
  9. ^ "Partido Animais". fb.com. Retrieved 26 December 2022.
  10. ^ "Partido Verde Animalista". twitter.com. Retrieved 26 December 2022.
  11. ^ "Veganerpartiet / homepage". Veganerpartiet. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  12. ^ "Grøn Alliance eksisterede i 18 dage - nu er de under Alternativets faner". DR (in Danish). 20 September 2022. Retrieved 6 December 2022.
  13. ^ "Party for Animal Welfare / homepage". Party for Animal Welfare. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  14. ^ "Greek Party for the Animals". partyfortheanimals.com. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  15. ^ "Animal Justice Party Aotearoa New Zealand". animaljustice.org.nz. Retrieved 8 June 2021.

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