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April 13, 2019 - euronews

European Parliament elections 2019: Animal welfare parties hope to triple number of MEPs

European Parliament elections 2019: Animal welfare parties hope to triple number of MEPs
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Animal welfare could be set for a boost in Europe as campaigners prepare an unprecedented assault on May's elections.

They are hopeful, based on polling from across the continent, of more than tripling their presence in the European Parliament.

Silvia Barquero, president of the Spanish animal rights party PACMA, said nobody doubted it was a political issue.
"Society's sensitivity has grown and we want to take it to the European institutions, which is where most animal protection regulations are dictated," she said. "Our movement is to protect both people and animals."

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