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Spotted: sticker of animal sanctuary Melief

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Spotted at Rijnstraat – this sticker of animal sanctuary Stichting Melief! Started by two vegans at a location close to Rotterdam, they eventually moved to Germany (just over the border at Emmen) to be able to expand. They’re taking care of literally thousands of animals! Melief is open for visitors every Saturday afternoon and at the yearly open day, this year on August 27th.

Spotted: animal rights solidarity sticker

Spotted at Bilderdijkstraat – support sticker for the Free Sven and Natasha campaign. Sven and Natasha are two animal rights activists from Amsterdam who are being prosecuted for involvement in the SHAC campaign, an animal rights campaign set up to close down notorious animal laboratory Huntingdon Life Sciences in the UK. Sven and Natasha are currently awaiting trial in England.

Visit www.freesvenandnatasha.org to learn more.

Spotted: Party for the Animals election poster

Spotted at Nassauplein, Amsterdam West. Poster of Marianne Thieme, for the general election next week. She is parliamentary leader of the Dutch Party for the Animals (‘Partij voor de Dieren’ in Dutch) and also vegan.

She co-founded the political party in 2002, with the aim of representing non-human animals in parliament. At the moment they hold two seats at the House of Representatives. They are the first political party worldwide focused on non-human animals to have achieved a position in parliament!

‘Power of plant-based food’ campaign

Another ad campaign by vegan outreach organisation Even Geen Vlees! This one focuses on the power of plant-based food and highlights vegan athletes. The text translates as: ‘Discover the power of plant-based food!’ In total there are six different designs, this one shows Dutch champion powerlifting Sanne Visser.

The posters are visible on 140 (!) different locations throughout the whole country. In Amsterdam find them at trainstations Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena, Amsterdam Muiderpoort and Amsterdam Holendrecht! They’ll still be up for a few days, until Tuesday.

‘Even Geen Vlees’ ad campaign

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New initiative to encourage people to eat less meat: Even Geen Vlees (translates as ‘no meat for a while’). Run by two vegans from Amsterdam.

The idea is to finance an ongoing poster campaign on Dutch train stations. To launch the campaign, this first poster got placed on trainstation Amsterdam Zuid and will be visible for a week. It draws attention to the huge amount of water needed for the production of meat and dairy.