Animal Politics EU

Animal Politics EU, formerly Euro Animal 7, is a group of animal rights parties in European Union countries.

Animal Politics EU
Founded2014
IdeologyAnimal rights[1]
Animal welfare[1]
European Parliament groupEuropean United Left–Nordic Green Left
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Goals

Group members call for:[2]

  • 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 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 out of the market
  • Combat climate change by supporting a shift towards a plant-based lifestyle
  • Implementing a CO2 tax for companies and speeding up efforts to realise a complete switch to renewable energy
  • Realise efficient, affordable and accessible public transport, as an alternative to air travel

Member parties

CountryPartyVotes in national parliament electionNational MPs2014 MEPsVotes in European parliament election 20192019 MEPs
 BelgiumDierAnimal47,733 (5 of 11 constituencies) 0 0 606 (only German Community) 1.49%, 0
 CyprusAnimal Party Cyprus 4,088 0 0 2,208 0.79%, 0
 FranceAnimalist Party63,637 (142 of 577 constituencies) 0 0 490,074 2.16%, 0
 FinlandAnimal Justice Party of Finland3,378 0 0 2,917 0.16%, 0
 GermanyAnimal Protection Party 675.353 0 1[3] 542,226 1.45%, 1[4] (resigned in February 2020)
 ItalyItalian Animalist Party 0 0 160,270 0.60%, 0
 NetherlandsParty for the Animals 399,750 6[5] 1 220,938 4.02%, 1
 PortugalPeople–Animals–Nature (PAN) 88,127[6] 1[7] 0 167,130 5.46%, 0[8]a
 SwedenThe Animals' Party 3,648 0 0 4,105 0.10%, 0
 SpainAnimalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) 326,045 0 0 294,657 1.31%, 0

Founding parties of EuroAnimal 7. The Animal Welfare Party of the United Kingdom was also a founding party, but as a result of Brexit, no longer participates in EU electoral alliances.[9]

Notes

^ PAN's only MEP resigned from the party in June 2020 and remained in the GUE/NGL parliamentary group as an independent MEP.

References

  1. Europe’s Animal Welfare Party Could Make History This Week. Care2, 21 May 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  2. Benakis, Theodoros (5 April 2019). "Animal Politics EU present collective manifesto ahead of EU elections".
  3. "Results of the 2014 European elections". European Parliament. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  4. "Nach der Wahl: Ergebnis Tierschutzpartei Europawahl 2019". Partei Mensch Umwelt Tierschutz (in German). 27 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  5. "Support plunges for pro-animal party founder Marianne Thieme". 30 July 2019.
  6. "Resultados Globais - Eleições Legislativas 2022". Secretaria-Geral do Ministério da Administração Interna (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 2 June 2022.
  7. "PAN consegue eleger um deputado". Renascença (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 2 June 2022.
  8. "PAN perde o seu único deputado no Parlamento Europeu por "divergências políticas"". Expresso (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  9. Morini, Marco (8 August 2018). "'Animals first!' The rise of animal advocacy parties in the EU: a new party family". Contemporary Politics. 24 (4): 422. doi:10.1080/13569775.2018.1434450. ISSN 1356-9775.
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