2010. The General Election is now just around the corner and for the next
few months we will be busy promoting ourselves within our chosen wards.
The Animal Protection Party was set up to test a new political ideology,
to fight anti-animal incumbent MPs who had a small majority. It was hoped
that this campaign would unseat our chosen MPs and in doing so promote the
animal rights message. Since we launched, several organisations have taken
this principle on board, notably several welfare and lobbying groups like
the League Against Cruel Sports and other political campaigners such as
we believe this General Election will be like no other. There are too many
issues for people to contest, the Iraq War , Afghanistan, the economy (particularly
the bankers), the issue of Parliamentary expenses and the possible repeal
of the hunting act, to name but a few. Against this background many parties,
independents and lobbying groups have already registered their intent to
stand or support candidates in seats with small majorities. Put this together
with the unpopularity of Labour (shown in most opinion polls), and it could
render our role superfluous.
do we do? Do we take the easy option, stand next to the, ‘Keep Our
Local Hospital Open’ candidate, get a 0.1% of the overall vote and
pick up a ‘just glad to be here' award or do we stand in an area where
the animal abuse is so overwhelming that we expect to get beaten up rather
than win anything?
most animal rights activists, our mantra has always been to go ‘where
angels fear to tread.’ And with this in mind we have decided to attack
the major animal abusers no matter what their majority. We will stand in
Oxford, in Huntingdon, and in Vauxhall against Kate Hoey, a Labour MP who
also acts as chairperson for the Countryside Alliance. We will also stand
in several other areas of key animal abuse still to be confirmed.
people this may be political suicide. For us there are only opportunities.
In a recent article in the Times Newspaper the journalist reported that
there were 900 staff working at Huntingdon Life Sciences yet our research
shows that there over 80,000 who live in that area and are registered to
vote. Surely even on an educational platform these kind of odds are worth
taking risks on.
be employing old school tactics. On the box campaigning, distribution of
leaflets, knocking on doors and running stalls in high streets. If you want
to join us then please get in touch, you will be most welcome. Remember
a lot of these places have become no go campaigning areas since the erosion
of civil liberties but we have certain rights as a political party and those
rights will be put fully into force as we take on the real demons of animal
abuse. Our time has come.
keith talks to bbc oxford 30/4/10 read
dr death cover up exposed 29/4/10 read
allies against the enemy part four 29/4/10 read
allies against the enemy part three 29/4/10 read
allies against the enemy part two 29/4/10 read
allies against the enemy part one 29/4/10 read
app world day election speech 28/4/10 watch
app campaign inspires 26/4/10 read
oxford mp running scared 26/4/10 read
the app v the vivisectors 24/4/10 read
sarah coats, the animal protection party read
the app v hls – kick them in the djangoly’s read
the app v wickham animal labs in the election read
keith mann v dr death + the oxford animal lab in the general election 11/4/10
the animal protection party hunt hunt hag 28/3/10 read
animal protection party 3/3/10 read