European Elections 2014
Eurogroup for Animals launched its campaign to put animal welfare at the heart of the European Elections and make animal welfare an issue that gets citizens to vote and make a difference.
In the year of the citizens the distance between the EU institutions and European citizens seems larger than ever. We need to engage the members of the next European Parliament, as the only directly elected EU institution, to bridge the gap between a world of paper and the interests of citizens and animals, of flesh and blood. To establish that crucial foundation Eurogroup starting today will ask every candidate MEP to make a pledge for animal welfare.
Over the next six months we will take our message out to all of the EU member states and engage the voters on the issues that matter to them. It is our aim to use animal welfare to bring the candidates closer to the citizen and give them a clear purpose to defend animal welfare if elected. By undertaking this campaign we hope that the next Parliament will have an even stronger commitment to improving animal welfare and deliver results that have far reaching consequences for all of us.