1. Please help us raise the funds to allow us to field candidates in the 2017 snap General Election and to produce an AWP election leaflet for every home.
    After our fantastic result of 25,810 votes (1%) in the 2016 London Assembly Election, Animal Welfare Party hopes to be able to stand in the snap General Election called for June 8th.

    We believe it's vitally important that animal issues aren't left out of the debate in this election and that dedicated representatives for animals speak up for those who can't.

    But, in the UK, standing in elections is costly. £500 electoral deposit is needed per constituency contested (there are 650 constituencies in total). In addition to this, funds are needed to publicise our message. An additional £600 per constituency would allow us to send an AWP election leaflet to every home there.

    Small parties like ours have only been given a few weeks' notice to raise the funds needed to stand for election and we don't want animal issues to go unheard due to lack of funds. Therefore, we're asking you to please support our campaign by giving what you can afford, allowing us to stand candidates and put forward our message on a wide range of animal welfare and environmental issues, including:

    Phasing out farming practices and systems with poor welfare consequences for animals.
    Ending the badger cull.
    Phasing out animal experimentation with binding targets for reduction combined with proper funding & real support for alternatives.
    Increasing penalties for those convicted of animal abuse.
    Ending live animal export and reducing journey times for animals travelling to slaughter within the UK.
    Ending all slaughter without prior stunning.
    Introducing independently monitored CCTV for all slaughterhouses.
    Ending BSL, the sale of animals in retail stores and the exotic pet trade.
    Improving human health, saving NHS funds, protecting the environment and global food security by promoting healthy plant-based diets.
    Labelling of all products with information which allows consumers to make informed choices in line with their own principles on the environment, health, animal welfare and the social circumstances in which a product is produced.
    In the UK alone, it is estimated that there are over 1 billion animals killed every year for food. We refuse to believe that this is a niche issue that should not be put at the forefront of the political debate. Industrialised farming is just one of the issues on which we campaign. Ending harmful animal use in entertainment, sport, research and education, the culling of wild animals, the welfare of companion animals, broader environmental issues and fairer treatment for all are equal concerns.

    Our sister party in the Netherlands, PvdD / the Party for the Animals now has 5 representatives in the Dutch parliament and over 50 representatives at various levels of local government. This shows that animal orientated parties can succeed in elections.

    While the UK "First Past the Post" electoral system makes it difficult for smaller parties to be heard, we believe that every additional candidate promoting our policies and every vote they receive helps push forward the idea that the fair treatment of animals must be a central part of the political discourse.

    So, please, spare whatever you can today to help us realise our vision for animals – let's make a better world for all.

    Sincere Thanks.

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  2. Zsanett Csontos, AWP Candidate, London-wide Assembly Election on why she's standing for election on Thursday 5th May.
    Established nine years ago, Animal Welfare Party is modelled on the highly successful Dutch ‘Party for the Animals’ (PvdD) who have over 20 elected representatives including two MPs, two senators and one MEP. We're now part of a world-wide movement of over 15 political parties for animals that takes in Australia, Europe, Canada and the US. Along with the Netherlands, our sister parties in Germany, Portugal and Australia have already been successful in returning dedicated representatives for animals to their decision making bodies and we know that the same is possible in London. We hope you'll help us.

    AWP's vision for London includes:

    Creating an Animal Welfare Committee within the London Assembly recognising the place of London’s majority 9 million plus animals in our society

    Phasing out the sale of both foie gras & fur products across the capital, whilst promoting London’s animal-product-free economy with festivals, events & incentives for businesses operating without harm to animals & the environment

    Phasing out experimentation on 300,000 plus animals per year at London’s universities – with real support for the development of alternatives & a Mayor’s Award for Innovation in this field

    Humane management of London’s fox, deer & other wildlife populations

    Improving the health of Londoners, saving NHS funds, protecting the environment & global food security by promoting healthy plant-based diets across the capital

    Ensuring sustainable, plant-based options are available at every meal in schools, nurseries, care homes & hospitals

    Rethinking procurement policy so that, across the GLA family, public funds are not spent on products that have a negative effect on human health, the environment or animal welfare – here or anywhere else in the world

    Introducing a London-wide pet abandonment prevention plan, pushing to replace breed specific legislation & introducing city-wide measures deterring owners from training animals to attack

    To find out more about our policies, visit: http://animalwelfareparty.org/vision

    Help Write A New Chapter in London's History - Vote Animal Welfare Party on 5th May

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  3. Linda Seddon, AWP Candidate, London-wide Assembly Election on why she's standing for election on Thursday 5th May.
    Established nine years ago, Animal Welfare Party is modelled on the highly successful Dutch ‘Party for the Animals’ (PvdD) who have over 20 elected representatives including two MPs, two senators and one MEP. We're now part of a world-wide movement of over 15 political parties for animals that takes in Australia, Europe, Canada and the US. Along with the Netherlands, our sister parties in Germany, Portugal and Australia have already been successful in returning dedicated representatives for animals to their decision making bodies and we know that the same is possible in London. We hope you'll help us.

    AWP's vision for London includes:

    Creating an Animal Welfare Committee within the London Assembly recognising the place of London’s majority 9 million plus animals in our society

    Phasing out the sale of both foie gras & fur products across the capital, whilst promoting London’s animal-product-free economy with festivals, events & incentives for businesses operating without harm to animals & the environment

    Phasing out experimentation on 300,000 plus animals per year at London’s universities – with real support for the development of alternatives & a Mayor’s Award for Innovation in this field

    Humane management of London’s fox, deer & other wildlife populations

    Improving the health of Londoners, saving NHS funds, protecting the environment & global food security by promoting healthy plant-based diets across the capital

    Ensuring sustainable, plant-based options are available at every meal in schools, nurseries, care homes & hospitals

    Rethinking procurement policy so that, across the GLA family, public funds are not spent on products that have a negative effect on human health, the environment or animal welfare – here or anywhere else in the world

    Introducing a London-wide pet abandonment prevention plan, pushing to replace breed specific legislation & introducing city-wide measures deterring owners from training animals to attack

    To find out more about our policies, visit: http://animalwelfareparty.org/vision

    Help Write A New Chapter in London's History - Vote Animal Welfare Party on 5th May

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  4. Vanessa Hudson, AWP Lead Candidate, London on why she's standing for election to the London Assembly on Thursday 5th May.
    Established nine years ago, Animal Welfare Party is modelled on the highly successful Dutch ‘Party for the Animals’ (PvdD) who have over 20 elected representatives including two MPs, two senators and one MEP. We're now part of a world-wide movement of over 15 political parties for animals that takes in Australia, Europe, Canada and the US. Along with the Netherlands, our sister parties in Germany, Portugal and Australia have already been successful in returning dedicated representatives for animals to their decision making bodies and we know that the same is possible in London. We hope you'll help us.

    AWP's vision for London includes:

    Creating an Animal Welfare Committee within the London Assembly recognising the place of London’s majority 9 million plus animals in our society

    Phasing out the sale of both foie gras & fur products across the capital, whilst promoting London’s animal-product-free economy with festivals, events & incentives for businesses operating without harm to animals & the environment

    Phasing out experimentation on 300,000 plus animals per year at London’s universities – with real support for the development of alternatives & a Mayor’s Award for Innovation in this field

    Humane management of London’s fox, deer & other wildlife populations

    Improving the health of Londoners, saving NHS funds, protecting the environment & global food security by promoting healthy plant-based diets across the capital

    Ensuring sustainable, plant-based options are available at every meal in schools, nurseries, care homes & hospitals

    Rethinking procurement policy so that, across the GLA family, public funds are not spent on products that have a negative effect on human health, the environment or animal welfare – here or anywhere else in the world

    Introducing a London-wide pet abandonment prevention plan, pushing to replace breed specific legislation & introducing city-wide measures deterring owners from training animals to attack

    To find out more about our policies, visit: http://animalwelfareparty.org/vision

    Help Write A New Chapter in London's History - Vote Animal Welfare Party on 5th May

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  5. Laura McAnea, AWP Candidate West Tyrone on why she's standing for election to the Northern Ireland Assembly on Thursday 5th May.

    Established nine years ago, Animal Welfare Party is modelled on the highly successful Dutch ‘Party for the Animals’ (PvdD) who have over 20 elected representatives including two MPs, two senators and one MEP. We're now part of a world-wide movement of over 15 political parties for animals that takes in Australia, Europe, Canada and the US. Along with the Netherlands, our sister parties in Germany, Portugal and Australia have already been successful in returning dedicated representatives for animals to their decision making bodies and we know that the same is possible in Northern Ireland. We hope you'll help us.

    AWP’s Key Policies

    Improve human health, save NHS funds, protect the environment and global food security by promoting healthy plant-based diets

    Ensure sustainable, plant-based options are available on every menu and at every meal in schools, nurseries, care homes and hospitals

    Phase out animal experimentation with binding targets for reduction combined with proper funding & real support for alternatives

    An immediate ban on snares

    Independently monitored CCTV for all slaughterhouses

    Clear labelling of all products allowing consumers to make informed choices in line with their own principles on the environment, health & animal welfare

    Phase out farming practices and systems with poor welfare consequences for animals

    Introduce a country-wide pet abandonment prevention plan

    Replace breed specific legislation with preventative legislation & measures based on the principle of 'deed not breed'

    A ban on ‘puppy farms’ & the sale of animals in retail stores. Introduction of a list of species suitable to be kept in captivity

    To find out more about our policies, visit: http://animalwelfareparty.org/vision

    Help Write A New Chapter in Northern Irish History - Vote Animal Welfare Party on 5th May

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