Only in Holland
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.