Human Environment Animal Welfare Party
|Human Environment Animal Welfare Party|
|Secretary General||Jessica Frank|
|Federal Managing Director||vacant|
|founding||February 13, 1993|
|Place of foundation||Bonn|
Animal Welfare Policy Animal
Policy Green Policy
Human Rights Policy
|Colours)||blue, white, rainbow colors|
|Government grants||150,860.87 euros (2018)
(as of April 15, 2019)
|Number of members||2000 (as of March 2020)|
|Proportion of women||about 68%|
|European party||Animal Politics EU|
The party Mensch Umwelt Tierschutz (short name: Tierschutzpartei ) is a small party founded in Germany in 1993 which, as the long name of the party makes clear, considers the issues of human rights and social justice , animal welfare and animal rights and environmental protection to be inextricably linked and, among other things, for a switch to veganism begins.
The party has been represented in individual local parliaments since 1997. In state elections, the party was able to achieve results above 1% several times; The best results were 2.6% in Brandenburg in 2019 , 2.1% in Saxony in 2009 and 1.9% in Berlin in 2016 . In 2017 federal elections, the party achieved its strongest result to date with 0.8% of the valid votes, although it only ran in ten of the sixteen countries.
The Animal Welfare Party's greatest supraregional success was its entry into the European Parliament : In the 2014 European elections , 1.2% of the vote went to the party. The elected MP Stefan Bernhard Eck left the party at the end of 2014 and justified this with an alleged lack of delimitation under the law. The party's federal executive board disagreed with this representation and unanimously decided to distance itself from right-wing persons and content. For the 2019 European elections , the party ran with 12 candidates and won another seat with 1.4%.
The current basic program was adopted at the tenth federal party conference on May 4, 2002 in Frankfurt am Main. It replaced the first basic program from the founding year 1993, which the party founder Ingeborg Bingener had drafted. The program was expanded and adapted to newer developments, but the main features of the 1993 version were retained. Since then, it has been expanded, revised and updated at numerous federal party conferences.
The party sees an "inseparable unity" in humans , animals and nature . She strives to turn away from anthropocentric thinking in favor of a politics of fellow creature. Furthermore, the party calls for basic rights for animals to be included in the Basic Law with a separate article . This should read as follows:
“Animals have the right to life, the right to integrity and the right to freedom for their own sake. According to their perception of pain, their feelings and their needs, they are also to be granted species-specific rights. These rights may only be curtailed by people in the case of self-defense or if compliance with them in the satisfaction of essential human needs is not possible with a reasonable amount of effort. These human needs include building a house, getting around or extracting plant-based food. However, animals must never be specifically exploited or killed. "
It also calls for a ban on all animal experiments, hunting, the production of fur and, in the long term, the abandonment of farm animal husbandry and promotes the shift towards vegetarianism / veganism .
She rejects the keeping of circus animals "because it means a sensitive interference with their specific way of life", she rejects keeping zoo animals, is against bullfights and wants to abolish subsidies for animal transports.
About a quarter of the party program can be assigned to the subject areas of animal welfare and animal rights. Animal protection should serve as a kind of “stopover” on the way to realizing animal rights.
Environmental and energy policy
In its basic program, the party takes the opinion that "in the medium term a return to near-natural agriculture" makes sense, that the polluter is generally liable for environmental damage, that private transport should be shifted significantly to public transport and that taxes should be paid for the emission of pollutants. Landscape protection should concentrate “on saving and restoring the habitats of native animal and plant species”. She is in favor of tightening the laws with regard to the pollution of groundwater by heavy metals and other chemicals.
To curb the emission of climate-damaging gases, it relies primarily on "the use of improved manufacturing and cleaning processes in conventional coal, natural gas and oil power plants". In addition, it calls for "both the use of alternative and renewable forms of energy and the establishment of further developed engines". She recognizes that factory farming is a cause of pollution of the soil and the environment with nitrates and methane . She declares the use against the greenhouse effect to be one of her most pressing goals in environmental policy. She advocates recyclable raw materials and wants to make products that are less recyclable.
It aims to reduce pollutant and noise emissions within city centers, primarily for health reasons.
The party is aiming for an immediate exit from nuclear energy.
In economic policy, the party mainly represents social liberal positions . Air traffic is to be reduced to an ecologically acceptable level. Further demands in the area of environmental policy are a ban on genetic engineering , an ecological orientation in agriculture , the reduction of individual traffic and the immediate phase-out of nuclear energy , since its use poses an incalculable risk for people, animals and nature. The developing countries should be forgiven their debts in order to persuade them to stop the deforestation and so ultimately the large forest areas of the earth, which are indispensable for the reduction of carbon dioxide, are saved. Heavy goods traffic is to be shifted to rail and waterways .
In health policy, the party is calling for the health system to be converted to holistic medicine . Since everyone has the right to develop and restore their health , the "patient's free choice between conventional medicine and naturopathic treatment" is to be guaranteed. Phytotherapy and acupuncture should increasingly be used to heal diseases . An additional requirement for admission to medical studies should be a corresponding ethical and moral attitude.
The aim is to achieve a social and ecological market economy , economic policy is to be ecologically oriented, non-wage labor costs are to be reduced, medium- sized businesses are to be promoted and subsidies are to be cut. Among other things, it is criticized that commercial and power-political interests have become the "almost sole measure of political action". In addition, the aim is to shorten working hours in favor of professional training. According to the party, “ecology comes before economy” is the basic principle of any responsible economic policy.
The Animal Welfare Party sees itself as an “advocate for those who cannot form a lobby”, especially for the sick, those in need of care, people with physical and mental disabilities , victims of physical and emotional violence and for people living in poverty. The daily practical things in life should be made easier for people with disabilities, e.g. B. through barrier-free buildings and means of transport. The introduction of a minimum pension above the social assistance level is also advocated. By advocating popular initiatives and petitions, also at the federal level, the party partly represents direct democratic positions. She is also critical of the destruction of jobs by globalization measures. The school classes are to be reduced in size and the subject of "animal and nature protection" introduced. An expansion of all-day schools and comprehensive schools is required, whereby pupils should be able to decide earlier in which areas they want to deepen their knowledge and skills. Children with disabilities and learning difficulties should be “looked after and trained according to their individual possibilities”. A better integration of foreign children is sought, especially through language support from pre-school age.
Anyone who “is persecuted for clearly political, racist , sexist or religious reasons, suffers from hunger or fled their country due to war or civil war” must find asylum “after careful examination” . In its 2017 federal election program, the party advocates a ban on all arms exports in order to effectively combat the causes of flight. The party sees the “lack of upbringing and teaching of ethical values”, “brutal treatment of animals” and “media glorifying violence” as the cause of the lower threshold for violence.
Members and electorate
Most party members are involved in the animal rights scene , the environmental and / or human rights and peace movement and are therefore often also members of other animal welfare, animal rights, environmental protection and / or human rights and peace organizations. They are also mostly vegetarians or vegans . Around 68% of party members are women. The religious anchoring is very different; there are both Christians and atheists among the members. Outside the party, many members regularly take part in extra-parliamentary activities, including demonstrations. These often turn against hunting , animal experiments , fur , genetic engineering , nuclear power , discrimination against LGBTTIQ people and right-wing populism . Young people are more open to the party and their goals than adults. In addition, women are more likely to vote than men. Exact data on the composition of the party's electorate do not exist. The party's reasoning is not aimed at any specific groups of voters.
|Federal Chairperson||Robert Gabel , Matthias Ebner|
|Federal Managing Director||not occupied|
|Federal Treasurer||Andrea Dörner|
|Federal Secretary||Dietrich Rink|
|deputy Secretary||Aida Spiegeler Castañeda|
|Federal Secretary General||Jessica Frank|
|deputy Secretary General||Evgueni Kivman|
There are a total of 20 working groups and regional associations in all federal states. Some state boards were or are vacant and are therefore temporarily administered by the federal board. The legally independent youth organization Generation Environment, Animal Welfare and Sustainability ( GUTuN ) was founded at the 39th federal party conference in February 2019; The federal chairmen are Joel Bent and Eric Schiller. Previously, from March 2015, the BOLD youth existed at times . The district associations Essen and Ennepe-Ruhr were founded in November 2019. Former district associations existed temporarily in Göppingen , Hagen , in the district of Sangerhausen , in the district of Südliche Weinstrasse and in Delmenhorst . There are the regional groups Aachen, Allgäu, Bavarian Forest (Upper Palatinate), Bergisches Städtedreieck, Bergstrasse, Borken, Coesfeld, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, Freiburg, Geestland, Gelsenkirchen / Recklinghausen, Hagen, Hannover / Hildesheim, Karlsruhe , Cologne-Bonn, Düren district, Gießen district, Mettmann district, Recklinghausen district, Soest district, Mannheim, Märkisches Sauerland, Mönchengladbach, Munich, Münster, Lower Bavaria, Nuremberg, East Westphalia / Lippe, Upper Palatinate, Pforzheim, Rhine-Erft, Rhine-Sieg -Kreis, Ruhr, Schaumburg, City of Bielefeld / OWL, City of Bochum, Lower Franconia, Velbert and Zwickau. Former regional groups were Leer (Ostfriesland) and Wietzendorf .
Data from the regional associations
|Regional association||Chairperson (
as of March 2019)
|Result of the last election of the state parliament||Result of the 2017 federal election||Results of the 2019 European elections|
|Baden-Württemberg||Matthias Ebner , Coryn Weber-Castoldi||0.3% ( 2016 )||0.9%||1.2%|
|Bavaria||Helmut Wolff, Kathrin Eva Schmid||0.3% ( 2018 )||0.9%||1.2%|
|Berlin||Evgueni Kivman, Dietrich Rink||1.9% ( 2016 )||1.4%||2.0%|
|Brandenburg||Kerstin Hamann, Ines Mittebach, Markus Kirschning||2.6% ( 2019 )||1.8%||1.9%|
|Bremen||unoccupied||na ( 2019 )||n / A||1.1%|
|Hamburg||Patricia Schröter Morales||0.7% ( 2020 )||0.9%||1.4%|
|Hesse||Fabian Schelsky, Alexander Fritz, Arnd Lepère||1.0% ( 2018 )||1.0%||1.5%|
|Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania||Marvin M. Medau, Seraphine Antonia Jörn, Lucas Treise||1.2% ( 2016 )||1.3%||1.4%|
|Lower Saxony||Susanne Berghoff||0.7% ( 2017 )||0.9%||1.5%|
|North Rhine-Westphalia||unoccupied||na ( 2017 )||0.8%||1.5%|
|Rhineland-Palatinate||unoccupied||na ( 2016 )||n / A||1.5%|
|Saarland||unoccupied||na ( 2017 )||n / A||2.0%|
|Saxony||Matthias Sawert||1.5% ( 2019 )||1.4%||1.5%|
|Saxony-Anhalt||Ronny Reche, Burkhard Moll||1.5% ( 2016 )||n / A||1.7%|
|Schleswig-Holstein||unoccupied||na ( 2017 )||n / A||1.5%|
|Thuringia||unoccupied||na ( 2019 )||n / A||1.4%|
At the European level, the Animal Welfare Party cooperates with other parties that have largely subscribed to the same goals that they pursue and with which they are part of the Euro Animal 7 association . The contacts are to be continuously expanded in the coming years. It cooperates with the following parties: Partij voor de Dieren (Netherlands), der DierAnimal (Belgium), Parti Animaliste (France), Partido Animalista Contra el Maltrato Animal (Spain), Pessoas - Animais - Natureza (Portugal), Animal Justice Party (Australia) ), Suomen Eläinoikeuspuolue (Finland), Djurens parti (Sweden), Humane Party (USA), Partito Animalista (Italy), Animal Party Cyprus (Cyprus), Justice 4 all (Israel) and the Trees Party (Taiwan). In addition, Martin Buschmann (former Deputy General Secretary and Head of the Federal Working Group for International Affairs) has been a member of the international Animal Politics Foundation since the conference of the animal welfare parties in Belgrade in November 2014. Further conferences followed in 2015 in Tirana, 2016 in The Hague, 2017 in Madrid and The Hague.
The annual budget is around 170,000. Euro. The state funds for party financing make up almost half of the budget for the federal association with over 80,000 euros, a quarter each being membership fees and donations. The regional associations of Berlin, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania also receive reimbursement of government campaign costs based on their election results in the last state elections.
The party's press organ is called Mensch Umwelt Tier - the magazine for culture, politics, society . Previously it was called the time of the change until 2014 , from 2015 to 2017 it was called MUT magazine . Since December 2000 it has been self- published mostly four times a year , but at times at times. Carsten Strehlow was the newspaper's editor-in-chief until the end of 2005. Thereafter, Mari Herbold held this office. Margret Giese and Stefan Bernhard Eck then shared this task until they left at the end of 2014. Jan Zobel was in charge from 2015 to 2017, followed by Robert Gabel. The current circulation is 5,000 copies per issue.
|Pupils for animals||(2008)|
|Paul Watson & Jan Peifer||(2012)|
In March 2003, the federal board decided to introduce the so-called MUT medal, which has been awarded almost annually since then. According to the party, people should be honored who “work in an exemplary manner for animals, for the environment or for people who need help”.
The Federal Agency for Civic Education classifies the party's program as "left-wing liberal, ecological and pacifist". Paul Lucardie characterizes it as an “interest party without explicit ideology” and assigns it to the center-left within the political spectrum. Dirk van den Boom shares this view . The latter also assigns them to the family of ecological parties .
A press comment indicates that the implementation of the animal welfare election program would mean a large number of additional bans.
The party was criticized in 2002 for allegedly belonging to the controversial new religious movement Universal Life . Their positions and influence were rejected within the party. While the Animal Welfare Party is perceived on the one hand as the political arm of the animal rights movement, on the other hand, some animal rights activists criticize that the goals with regard to the realization of animal rights are not consistent enough. In this context, it is criticized that some program items are more likely to be assigned to traditional animal welfare and that some members are meat eaters, although they are in the minority within the party.
|Election results at the federal level
(in brackets: lists of the federal states)
|Bundestag election 1994 (NI, NW, BY)||0.2%|
|Bundestag election 1998 (HH, NI, BB, BE, NW, HE, RP, BY, BW)||0.3%|
|European elections 1999 (federal list)||0.7%|
|Federal Parliament election 2002 (NI, ST, NW, HE, RP, BY, BW)||0.3%|
|European elections 2004 (federal list)||1.3%|
|Bundestag election 2005 (HH, NI, NW, HE)||0.2%|
|European elections 2009 (federal list)||1.1%|
|Bundestag election 2009 (NI, BE, NW, HE, BY, BW)||0.5%|
|Bundestag election 2013 (SH, NI, HB, BY, BW)||0.3%|
|European elections 2014 (federal list)||1.2%|
|Bundestag election 2017 (HH, MV, NI, BB, BE, SN, HE, NW, BW, BY)||0.8%|
|European elections 2019 (federal list)||1.4%|
Foundation and subsequent years (1993–2007)
The party, which was named Mensch Umwelt Tierschutz (short name: MUT ), was founded on February 13, 1993 in Bonn ; a predecessor organization did not exist. Professor Ingeborg Bingener was unanimously elected as the first federal chairman. The first regional association was founded in Hamburg on July 16, 1993 , where it took part in the local elections on September 16, 1993 and achieved a 0.3% result. However , the party was prohibited from using the abbreviation MUT by a company of the same name. Then it changed its short name at the first federal party conference on November 6, 1993 in Bonn to Die Tierschutzpartei . In the 1994 Bundestag election it received 0.15%, although it was only eligible in three federal states. On March 11, 1995 at the third federal party conference in Braunschweig , the author Gisela Bulla was elected federal chairwoman. In 1996 the first federal working groups were founded. A year later, the party achieved a seat on the local council of Unter-Schönmattenwag, its first municipal mandate. In the 1998 Bundestag election it won 0.27%. Numerous offers for electoral alliances were rejected because of concerns that animal welfare could be watered down. In the 1999 European elections , the party achieved 0.7%; this result meant that she participated in state party funding for the first time . On September 8, 2000, Gisela Bulla resigned from her position as federal chairwoman. Then Egon Karp took over the business of the party chairman for a year.
On March 18, 2001, the party achieved its first municipal mandate at the level of the districts and independent cities in the local elections in Hesse with a seat in the Darmstadt-Dieburg district. At the party congress on September 29 of the same year, Jürgen Gerlach from Wald-Michelbach was elected as the new federal chairman. At the party congress of 2002, the so-called “program party congress”, a new party program was finally adopted. After the federal election in 2002 , in which it reached 0.33%, another party congress took place on October 12, at which the party also decided to separate party and church or religious communities. In 2004, the party achieved its greatest electoral successes to date in the European elections on June 13 with 1.3% and in the state elections in Saxony on September 19 with 1.6%. She also won another municipal mandate in the municipal elections in Saxony-Anhalt with a seat on the Magdeburg city council . In the 2005 Bundestag election , the party achieved a total of 0.23%. Due to the short preparation time, she only competed in Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia , Lower Saxony and Hamburg . In the state elections in Saxony-Anhalt on March 26, 2006 , the animal protection party ran together with the ÖDP , the GRAUEN and voter communities as an electoral alliance "Justice, Environment, Animal Welfare (GUT)", which achieved 0.8%. In the same year the animal protection party won seats in the city councils of Offenbach am Main and Delmenhorst .
Time under Stefan Bernhard Eck (2007-2014)
At the federal party conference on September 29, 2007, Stefan Bernhard Eck became the new federal chairman. In 2009, the party achieved its best result in elections above the municipal level in the Saxon state elections with 2.1%. A few days before the federal election in the same year , she received support from the former actress and Bavarian member of the Bavarian state parliament, Barbara Rütting , who left the Greens because of Renate Künast's killing of a fish , which she saw incompatible with animal rights, and an election recommendation in favor of Animal Welfare Party. In the election itself, with 0.53%, it achieved its best Bundestag election result to date and for the first time passed the 0.5% hurdle , which is important for party funding , which it had previously only achieved in European elections at the federal level. In 2010 the party decided to slightly change its name and abbreviation; Since then, the full name has been Human Environment Animal Welfare Party, the short name Animal Welfare Party . In the state election in Saxony-Anhalt in 2011 , she achieved another respectable success with 1.6%.
Since the 31st federal party congress on January 12, 2013, the party has had three federal chairmen with equal rights due to an amendment to the statutes; since then Eck has shared this office with Horst Wester and Barbara Nauheimer . In the 2013 Bundestag election , the party received 0.3% of the second vote. In 2013, a group split off, which was founded as a party in November 2013 under the name Alliance for Human Rights, Animal and Nature Conservation (Tierschutzallianz). According to their own statements, the reason was the insufficient delimitation from the right spectrum, but according to the Animal Welfare Party, different attitudes to questions of the statutes were decisive. In the 2014 European elections with Eck as the top candidate, the Animal Welfare Party achieved 1.2%, which corresponds to a slight increase in the number of votes compared to 2009. Since the Federal Constitutional Court had declared any threshold clauses for European elections to be unconstitutional, they moved into a seat in the European Parliament. There Eck joined the Confederal Group of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left . In the state elections in Saxony in 2014 , the party halved its result from the 2009 election and landed at 1.1. Percent.
Realignment (since 2015)
On December 31, 2014 Eck announced his resignation as federal chairman and resignation from the animal protection party, which he finally carried out on January 8 of the following year. He was followed by co-chair Barbara Nauheimer and other federal board members. At the same time he announced that he wanted to keep his mandate in the European Parliament . He justified his resignation from the party with substantive and personal differences that had arisen in the meantime. Among other things, there was an “unacceptable openness to the law and a careless integration of people with right-wing populist, anti-emancipatory or even fascist ideas”. The remaining federal board of the party countered that since his entry into the European Parliament there had been an alienation between him and his party supporters on the one hand and the other board members on the other. In addition, the Confederal Group of the European United Left, to which Eck was a member at the time, had a decisive influence on the intra-party conflict. In addition, the simultaneous exercise of his mandate with the office of federal chairman was problematic. This meant that the party was out of focus of his work. In addition, Eck had already threatened consequences at the 33rd federal party conference, which took place on November 8, 2014 in Kassel . The background to this was that the party, by accepting an initiative application, refused to name an animal rights award after Peter Singer because of his attitude towards animal experiments . Many party members would have held back with criticism in order to maintain a cohesive appearance in public. The party denied all allegations that Eck raised. In their opinion, the separation is a good solution for both sides and in the interests of common goals.
Due to the resignation of Eck and Nauheimer, Wester was temporarily the sole federal chairman. At the special party conference on March 21, 2015, which resulted from the resignation of several board members, Bettina Jung and Matthias Ebner were elected as federal chairmen with equal rights alongside Wester. Jung resigned from office at the end of the year and left the party at the same time. In October 2016, Sandra Lück became the new federal chairwoman alongside Ebner and Wester; the corresponding party congress also decided the incompatibility of a European Parliament or Bundestag mandate with a party office. In the 2017 federal election , the party achieved its best result to date with 0.8%. Two weeks later, Horst Wester resigned from the federal chairmanship for personal reasons. Robert Gabel was elected as his successor at the party congress two months later . In October 2018, the party won a seat in the district assembly of Upper Bavaria .
In the 2019 European elections , Martin Buschmann , Robert Gabel and Patricia Kopietz formed the top team. The party achieved a result of 1.4% and thus a seat in the European Parliament. In the local elections taking place at the same time in Baden-Württemberg , Brandenburg , Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania , Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt , she achieved a total of 15 seats, which is a record within the party. In addition, in some cases for the first time, she succeeded in not only moving into the relevant body with individual members. In the state elections in Brandenburg a quarter of a year later, she achieved her best result in a national election with 2.6%.
In January 2020 it became known that the MEP Buschmann had kept quiet about the fact that from 1992 to 1996 he was a member of the right-wing extremist National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD), chairman of the NPD district association Harburg-Land and treasurer of the Lower Saxony state association of young nationalists . Buschmann then distanced himself from the NPD's goals in a statement and resigned from the GUE / NGL parliamentary group on January 28, 2020. The leadership of the party spoke in a statement of a "serious breach of trust" and a "massive damage to reputation" and called on Buschmann to resign from his seat. In this case Robert Gabel - one of the three leaders of the Animal Welfare Party - would move up to the European Parliament as second on the European election list. Buschmann did not comply with the demand and resigned from the animal protection party in February 2020.
|1994||n / A||n / A||n / A||n / A||n / A||n / A||n / A||n / A|
|1995||n / A||n / A||n / A||0.1 *|
|1996||0.2 *||n / A||n / A|
|1998||n / A||n / A||n / A||n / A|
|1999||1.1||n / A||n / A||0.5||n / A||n / A||n / A|
|2000||0.0 *||n / A|
|2001||0.2 *||n / A||n / A||0.9|
|2002||n / A||n / A|
|2003||n / A||n / A||0.8||n / A|
|2004||n / A||n / A||n / A||1.6||n / A|
|2005||0.1 *||n / A|
|2006||0.2 *||0.8||n / A||0.7||0.8|
|2007||n / A|
|2008||n / A||n / A||0.6||0.5|
|2009||n / A||n / A||n / A||2.1||n / A||n / A|
|2011||n / A||1.5||n / A||n / A||n / A||n / A||1.6|
|2012||0.7||n / A||n / A|
|2013||n / A||n / A||n / A|
|2014||n / A||1.1||n / A|
|2015||1.2||n / A|
|2016||0.3 *||1.9||1.2||n / A||1.5|
|2017||0.7||n / A||n / A||n / A|
|2019||2.6||n / A||1.5||n / A|
|highest result in the individual federal states|
|na: not started|
|* only competed in individual constituencies|
|Surname||Beginning of the term of office||Term expires|
|Ingeborg Bingener||February 13, 1993||March 11, 1995|
|Gisela Bulla||March 11, 1995||September 8, 2000|
|Egon Karp (acting)||September 8, 2000||September 29, 2001|
|Jürgen Gerlach||September 29, 2001||September 29, 2007|
|Stefan Bernhard Eck||September 29, 2007||December 31, 2014|
|Barbara Nauheimer||January 12, 2013||December 31, 2014|
|Horst Wester||January 12, 2013||October 8, 2017|
|Bettina Jung||March 21, 2015||December 28, 2015|
|Matthias Ebner||March 21, 2015||officiating|
|Sandra Lück||October 8, 2016||2nd August 2020|
|Robert Gabel||December 10, 2017||officiating|
Spin-offs and parties with similar names
Animal Welfare Alliance
Due to the fact that the animal protection party failed to differentiate itself from the Thuringia regional association, which was then considered to be too right, a large part of the Saxony-Anhalt regional association founded the “Alliance for Human Rights, Animal and Nature Conservation” (short: Animal Welfare Alliance) at the end of 2013. Critics accuse the party founders of having split off for personal reasons and disputes in the statutes. The Animal Welfare Alliance has had five state associations since 2017 (as of March 2019). In the state elections in Saxony-Anhalt in 2016 in Saxony-Anhalt, it reached just over 1.0%, while the Animal Welfare Party received 1.5% of the vote. The party “Alliance for Human Rights, Animal Protection and Nature Conservation” ran for the 2019 European elections and received 0.2% of the vote in the election.
Action party for animal welfare - the original
The founding of the "Action Party for Animal Welfare" (short: Animal Welfare List) has no connection with the North Rhine-Westphalian state association of the animal welfare party. The animal protection party sees a connection between internal quarrels in the state association of North Rhine-Westphalia of the animal protection party and the founding of the action party for animal protection, see action party for animal protection - the original # relationship with the animal protection party . A complaint by the Human Environment and Animal Welfare party against the approval of the “Action Party for Animal Welfare - the Original” for the 2017 federal election with the objection of a possible risk of confusion was unanimously rejected by the federal electoral committee with reference to the party law.
Party for the Animals Germany
Former members of the Human Environment Animal Protection party founded the Party for Animals Germany . As a reason, the party gives the lack of success of the animal welfare party. The party first stood in the 2019 European elections and received 0.2% of the vote.
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