(sign says: "When is Animal Welfare in the constitution?")
Animal Rights Activists of VgT (Verein gegen Tierfabriken – Association against factory farming) and Veggies-Linz met on 5th April 2013 in front of the OEVP office (Austrian conservative party) to urge the long overdue realization of an important concern – of over 70% percent of Austrians.
Also in Linz, the provincial capital of upper Austria, people are asking when the OEVP finally wants to protect the life and well-being of animals as our fellow beings. Because the OEVP is now since almost 17 years the only Austrian party who does not participate in the realization of raising animal welfare into our constitution, active animal friends wanted to point out that it all depends on the OEVP now.
Activists in the character of the OEVP put activists in the character of the animals in chains and symbolically oppressed them. With banners and signs they additionally clarified the concern that is not only important to over 60 animal welfare organisations but also ¾ of the Austrians – a very clear majority.
( sign says: "OEVP stands for animal cruelty.")
To sign the petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/558/939/213/austria-animal-welfare-into-the-constitution/ or: www.tierschutz-in-die-verfassung.at
History: In 2004 the OEVP too agreed in the nem con parliamentary decision to do so. Before this they disregarded the Austrian wide petition for animal welfare into the constitution which 146.000 people had signed. Since then they are using excuse after excuse. Every other party is waiting to realize the decision.