Animals Count – a political party for people and animals
PO BOX 51250
London SE11 4UN
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
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
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.
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
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
078 80 62 43 10.