Only in Holland

Mar 15, 2011 by

When George Orwell wrote Animal Farm in 1945 about farmyard animals taking over the farm and governing it themselves , he couldn’ t  have known that in the Netherlands in 2011 that animals would actually have their own political party. Not only that but they would play a pivotal role in forming a coalition government.

Strange and (partly) true 😀

The Dutch political party “Partij voor de dieren”, Party for the Animals, has 2 seats in the Dutch parliament under their proportional representation system. Part of their conditions for joining the coalition government was that a 500 strong police team should be formed to fight crimes against animals.

You can read the full article from The Times below.

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