In an earlier post, Political Parties for Animals, I wrote there are three reasons why I believe animal welfare political parties are mistaken and hinder the progress of the animal welfare/rights movement.
- The Fringe Factor, which perpetuates the view animal welfare/rights is a fringe issue
- The Trivial Political Factor, which characterizes animal welfare/rights as inconsequential or a joke and perpetuates the impression among those active in the mainstream political parties that the issue is unimportant
- The Mainstream Political Factor, which perpetuates animal welfare/rights as a trivial issue in mainstream politics
In the May 6 general election candidates for the Animals Count and Animal Protection Party received respectively 149 (0.3% of total votes cast) and 181 votes (0.3% of total votes cast). Both came last.
These results, I believe, underscore my objections to political parties for animals.