Animals Receive Own Political Party in Switzerland
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This Dish Is Veg
July 2010

This weekend, animals received their own political party in Switzerland. Called TierPartei Schweiz (TPS)– Animal Party Switzerland — the group is dedicated to keeping the interest of animals at the center of attention.

The Animal Party says it’s not another animal welfare organization but rather they hope to “champion the interests of animals as fellow creatures in our society and give them political and economic power is a clear, unambiguous voice.”

The Animal Party is committed to:

  • Protection of animals and promotion of those interests
  • Raising awareness and promoting an animal handling of animals
  • Improving the relationship between man and animal
  • Replacement of animal experiments medically and ethically acceptable methods
  • Strengthening of sustainable, ethical principles based on Swiss agriculture
  • Protection and promotion of the natural habitats of animals
  • Promotion of innovative, environmentally responsible and ethical and socially acceptable basis economy
  • Support a sustainable energy policy with the inclusion of environmental and innovative ideas

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