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How vegan members of the Dutch Parliament are championing Animal Rights
With all the changes and reform to animal rights in countries and territories worldwide, it was only a matter of time until animals finally got a political party, fighting for their rights and welfare!
The PftA is the first political party in the world to have been voted into a national parliament, running on an animal rights platform and proclaiming its inclusiveness of all creatures and their needs.
party leader, Marianne Thieme, commented in a statement, continuing that PftA has a
Aiming to bring their message to a broader audience, vegan Member of Parliament and the PftA , Esther Ouwehand, is hosting the first ever screening of
the animal rights documentary “,” in New York. A fellow animal-rights party, The Humane Party, is co-hosting the event. The screening follows a sold out premiere screening in as well as screenings in , London, and the Netherlands.
“Dominion” has a similar focus to that of these parties. The feature-length documentary that aims to uncover the shocking and cruel reality of the meat industryaims to challenge the ethics behind mankind’s stance towards the animal kingdom. With detailed undercover footage, the film was made with a specific focus on how animals are used and abused in Australia’s food system.
As part of today’s event, Ouwehand will host an open discussion and will address the United Nations with a talk on the meat industry that will focus on the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, food security, peace, and animal welfare later this week.
Her address follows last month’s acknowledgement by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) of the of the issue, naming meat mainly due to its damaging impact on the environment.