One should point out though that it's unlikely that the Parliament or the party is going to deal with animal rights issues. A party in Parliament will be able to present only very conservative animal welfare improvements. That being said, this does reflect a growing awareness of the ethical issues around animals.Originally Posted by missbelgium
and huge progress because these issues will systematically be addressed in Parliament now by people who think animal rights are prioritary and are not just going to be used by other politicians when deemed inescapable (re. something shocking which happened in the news) or interesting in order to attract more votes...