Representing animal rights in parliament: sustainable has to be learned

Environmental protection and animal welfare are equally important. But they are too rarely represented politically. Here are some tips on how you can get involved.

Demonstration for more animal protection at the World Animal Protection Day on 4.10.2020 Photo: Jorg Carstensen/dpa

The environment is going down the drain, climate change seems to be rolling inexorably toward us like an avalanche, and humanity itself is to blame. We can simply wait fatalistically for the end of the world, or we can do something anyway: Animal and environmental protection are not so difficult, to integrate consciousness for it in the everyday life, should really create each:r.

About 10% of the people in Germany do not eat animals. However, there is no adequate representation for this in the parliaments. In the autumn 2021 again one chooses and if only about 30 citizens of Berlin Tierrechtler:innen apply, could be jumped realistically the 3% hurdle, in order to move into all 12 district parliaments.

That would be a first milestone on the way into the Bundestag. Who wants to support that or even run, can participate in the regular on-line meetings "Tierrechtler:innen into the district parliaments" participate. Those who don’t have time can also write a message or sign up on the website. The meeting will be held via Zoom (Thursday, 11/19, 7pm).

Discuss and store sustainably

Sustainability is repeatedly misunderstood and discredited, yet it is impossible to imagine all areas of society without it. At the workshop "Fresh Air: Sustainability – Evolution of Society vs. Revolution of the Environment" the concept is discussed in depth: Not scientifically, but from the life world.

The taz plan appears on https://apgpk.ru/tazplan. More cultural tips for Berlin in the print edition of the taz at the weekend.

The online event is aimed at participants under 27 years of age. Participation is possible under this link.The measure is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (Thursday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m., questions by mail to [email protected]).

Berlin’s vegan market is back just in time for the winter season: "The Green Market Berlin "Winter Edition 2020". In the new location Jules Gleisdreieck in Kreuzberg. With a large outdoor area and enough space for sustainable shopping with distance, without stress. Admission costs 5 euros, dogs are allowed on a leash (Saturday and Sunday, 21-22. 11., Luckenwalder Str. 6B, 12-20 clock).

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