Inter­na­tional movement

The Party for the Animals is an integral part of a worldwide growing movement of people working for the rights of animals, in politics, in public administration, and in society. We want to make this movement stronger, especially since our core themes – animals, nature and the environment – are pre-eminently cross-border themes.

Animal Politics Foundation
For this reason, at the end of 2012, the Party for the Animals founded the Animal Politics Foundation (APF). The projects and activities of APF focus on making the international movement stronger, by making connections, sharing knowledge, and expanding and reinforcing the network. APF organises workshops and conferences that focus on the exchange of knowledge and networking. In addition, know-how on topics such as campaigning, communication, party development, and party democracy is made available on an international scale (digitally). Substantive knowledge is also shared by, for example, translating publications of our scientific bureau, the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation.

The Animal Politics Foundation wants the rights of animals to be enshrined in the democratic process worldwide. It does so based on a planet-wide vision that views the interests of people, animals, nature and the environment in their mutual context. In this context, APF does not only focus on people who already are politically active, but its activities also aim to inspire a larger audience to work for the rights of animals within politics and democracy.

Parties for animal rights and our planet worldwide
There are now several parties for animal rights and our planet, worldwide. The Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, United Kingdom and Australia already have active representatives of parties for animals; in many other countries, parties for animals have been founded or are in formation.

Join our movement!
Would you like your party to collaborate with the Animal Politics Foundation and be featured on our website? If you represent a political party that advocates for animals and our planet and can align with our principles, we would be happy to engage in a conversation with you.

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