Party for the Animals

Marianne Thieme shares secret behind Party for the Animals’ success in Stockholm

Pressmeddelande   •   Apr 09, 2018 06:41 CEST

On 14 April, Marianne Thieme, founder of the Dutch Party for the Animals, will give a lecture in the Playhouse Teater in Stockholm on the party’s successful role as an advocate for animal rights, nature and environment. The party currently has 5 seats in the national parliament and enjoyed a dramatic growth in last March’s municipal elections. Worldwide, eighteen sister parties of the Party for the Animals are currently active. The lecture is organised in cooperation with Swedish sister party Djurens parti.

Party leader Thieme will talk about her party’s role in encouraging the debate on animal rights in the Netherlands as well as abroad. She will also discuss the importance of influencing political decision-making as a necessary tool to improve the position of animals, nature and the environment.

In September, parliamentary and municipal elections will be held in Sweden. With her lecture, Thieme hopes to inspire the Swedes to think about the necessity of a new kind of politics. A politics in which the focus is no longer on the interests of man, but on those of the planet and all its inhabitants.

World-famous Swedish author Astrid Lindgren was also a regular supporter of the party for the animals. She was known for passionately protecting the weak from the strong. For example, she opposed the fast-growing livestock industry and fought for a respectful treatment of animals. In Thieme’s opinion, Sweden can use Lindgren as an example to make an important step towards a society that no longer puts short-term economic interests first, but that is guided by compassion and sustainability.

In September, Swedish sister party Djurens parti will take part in the national and municipal elections. Marianne Thieme: “Problems concerning the way we treat animals are not confined to national borders. In order to bring about positive change for animals, it is important that we work together across borders with animal rights campaigners from all over the world.”

The lecture will take place this Saturday at 7.30pm and is free of charge and open to the public. However, it is advisable to reserve a seat. You can reserve your seat here. Visitors will be welcomed with coffee and tea and a vegan treat.

International movement

The establishment of the Party for the Animals has led to a growing global movement committed to the cross-border interests of animals, nature and the environment in politics. There are now 19 like-minded political parties and this number continues to grow.


Invitation for the press

The press is welcome to visit the lecture. In case you will be filming or taking photographs, please let us know beforehand. Marianne Thieme and Therese Ericsson, leader of the Djurens Parti, will both be available for interviews and comment. If you would like to schedule an interview with Ms Thieme and/or Ms Ericsson please contact the below-mentioned contact person.

On you can read more about the international movement for our planet and all its inhabitants. Available in 12 languages.

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We are a Dutch political party whose highest priority is the welfare of our planet and all its inhabitants (including animals). The Party for the Animals (PvdD) is the first political party in the world that does not put the short-term interests of man in the pivotal position, but the entire planet and all her inhabitants instead. We are part of a global and growing movement that is committed to the interest of animals, nature and the environment in politics and public administration. We have 18 sister parties worldwide.

In the Netherlands, we are represented in the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Provincial States, multiple Water Boards and Municipalities. We also have a seat in the European Parliament.