Animal-rights candidates to win election to the Dutch parliament
Marianne Thieme and Esther Ouwehand were sworn in as Members of the
Dutch Parliament hence becoming the first animal-rights MPs anywhere in
Ms. Thieme says, "I miss compassion in our society. When I look at
animals, they are innocent. We are treating them like they are things,
like they are bicycles. That's not what we have to be as human beings.
We have common sense and moral awareness, so we have to use that as
An important part of the manifesto the Party for the Animals (PvdD)
says protection for animals should not be defined by the market.
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This is joyous news for God’s animals. Hopefully, these new MPs will
be supported by the public in their work towards a more compassionate
society. More countries should follow this example.
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