List of animal advocacy parties

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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
 EU
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
 EU
Represented in the Dutch Parliament with 6 seats from 2021. Represented in the European Parliament with 1 seat from 2019.
Animalist Party Against Mistreatment to Animals
(Spanish: PACMA)
2003–[2]  Spain
 EU
Founded as Partido Antitaurino Contra el Maltrato Animal in 2003.
Renamed to Partido Animalista Contra el Maltrato Animal in 2011.
Party for the Animals
(Dutch: Partij voor de Dieren)
2004–2019  Belgium
 EU
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
 EU
Animal Welfare Party 2006–[2]  United Kingdom
 EU (2006–20)
Animal Protection Party 2008–2016  United Kingdom
 EU
Humane Party 2009–  United States
People-Animals-Nature (PAN)
(Portuguese: Pessoas-Animais-Natureza)
2009–[2]  Portugal
 EU
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
 EU
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
 EU
Animals Party
(Swedish: Djurens parti)[5]
2014–[2]  Sweden
 EU
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
 EU
Animalist Party
(French: Parti animaliste)
2016–  France
 EU
V-Partei³ ("Party for Change, Vegetarians and Vegans")
(German: Partei für Veränderung, Vegetarier und Veganer)
2016–  Germany
 EU
Justice for All Party
(Hebrew: מפלגת צדק לכל)[7]
2016–  Israel
Animalist Movement
(Italian: Movimento Animalista)
2017–  Italy
 EU
DierAnimal 2018–  Belgium
 EU
Vegan Party
(Danish: Veganerpartiet)[8]
2018–  Denmark
 EU
Party for Animal Welfare (PAW)[9] 2018–  Ireland
 EU
Animal Party (Greece)
(Greek: Κόμμα για τα Ζώα)[10]
2020–  Greece
 EU

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References[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. ^ "Veganerpartiet / homepage". Veganerpartiet. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Party for Animal Welfare / homepage". Party for Animal Welfare. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Greek Party for the Animals". partyfortheanimals.com. Retrieved 8 June 2021.

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