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Animals Count – a political party for people and animals
PO BOX 51250
London SE11 4UN
E: info@animalscount.org
Web: www.animalscount.org
T: 078 80624310

14 April 2010

Press release  “Animals Count launches General Election manifesto”

Animals Count ─ a political party for people and animals ─ will launch its General Election manifesto on 17th April at 5pm at Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX. The bookshop specialises in books and periodicals about progressive politics, and therefore provides the ideal platform for Animals Count to launch a radical but realistic political manifesto for the Islington South and Finsbury constituency.

For the first time in UK history, a political party primarily dedicated to protecting the interests of animals will contest the General Elections, which will take place on the 6th of May. Animals Count hopes to end farming with poor welfare consequences for animals, the long distance live animal transport, all hunting for sport, and introduce an UK-wide subsidised basic animal health care system.

Richard J Deboo, Animals Count Deputy Leader and Parliamentary Candidate for Islington South and Finsbury, commented:
 
"This manifesto launch shows our determination to challenge the main parties on these vital issues, to demonstrate that there are other voices in our society, people who will stand up and be counted and make the call for justice for all – and mean it!

We will stand in this election not only because it is our democratic right to do so, but also because it is absolutely right for us to do so. We speak for everyone and democracy must mean that everyone is heard, and so our voice is the voice of all in the community.
 
We are the proof that another politics is possible!"

Animals Count’s ultimate goal is a world in which animals are not exploited, and are treated as sentient beings.

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Notes to the editor

The launch of Animals Count’s General Election manifesto will be from 5pm to 6pm at Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX.
Animals Count was the first political party to publish its manifesto online, on 1st April. The full manifesto can be downloaded from http://www.animalscount.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Manifesto-2010-FINAL.pdf
In the 2009 EU elections Animals Count received 13,201 votes in the Eastern region of England and the party similarly received a good result in the May 2008 London Assembly elections.
For further information or interviews, please contact Richard Deboo at: richarddeboo@london.com  or call 078 80 62 43 10.


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