Exploiting animals might soon be protected in the Austrian constitution instead of animal welfare!
For german-speakers: http://www.veggies-linz.at/ovp-fpo-und-spo-wollen-unzureichende-tierschutz-bestimmung/
In Austria the citizen's request of raising animal welfare into the constitution is already 17 years old. Despite of the fact that a majority of people in Austria supports this, one party (the ÖVP - conservatives) ignored and delayed every attempt to enforce the claim until now.
Now it seems that the ÖVP together with the social party (SPÖ ) and the liberals (FPÖ ) agreed to a bill for a federal constitutional law which should include animal welfare.
BUT now they deliberately chose a very shallow wording for animal welfare in the constitution, plus they also want to enforce a protection for hunting and exploiting animals in factory farms and animal testing, in the very same federal constitutional law that includes animal welfare. This way animal welfare becomes meaningless due to the additional articles protecting animal exploitation.
After 17 years waiting this is nothing but teasing!!
The SPÖ is being used as a marionette of the ÖVP in their coalition, although due to the elections this years September the SPÖ could vote against them! The only way to achieve the expungement of the articles that support animal exploitation and choose a more sufficient wording of animal welfare is to contact media (reader's letters) and contact the SPÖ and FPÖ. The ÖVP has shown that their strategy only includes lying and ignoring as long as possible. Sadly this strategy is democracy-proof which is why there is no use in contacting them about this matter anymore. SPÖ and FPÖ, together with the Green Party can change and improve the bill.
Since the next general election in Austria is in September the SPÖ could vote against their coalition partner (ÖVP). We have to convince them and the FPÖ and the Green Party to vote for a better federal constitutional law, against the ÖVP!
Animal welfare spokesmen:
Green Party: email@example.com
For further questions about the campain you can contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org