Humane Party

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Humane Party
  • Animal rights
  • Green politics
Political positionCenter-left
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The Humane Party is a United States national political party with a focus on animal rights and a sustainable economy.[1]



The Humane Party emerged in 2009 seeking rights and legal personhood for all animals. The party requires all candidates, officers, and board members to sign an oath abstaining from the use of animal products and services.[2] In 2011, the party registered its first voters at WorldFest in Los Angeles, California.[3] The party's goals include abolishing the property status of animals,[4] banning the genetic modification of animals and uncontained release of GMOs into contact with the natural environment, guaranteeing LGBT rights, and replacing the electoral college with direct democracy.[citation needed]

The Humane Party is one of several animal-protection parties that have arisen in recent years, including the Dutch Party for the Animals and Australian Animal Justice Party.[5]

2016 presidential election[edit]

On World Vegan Day, 2015, the Humane Party's former CEO Clifton Roberts, a vegan for 20 years, became the party's first Presidential candidate.[2][6] On June 10, 2016, Amie "Breeze" Harper was announced as the party's vice-presidential nominee.[7] After entering the race, Roberts said, "I am a voice of the Humane Party, a party that offers you, me, our non-human animal friends, and citizens—that are naive or unaware of the issues it addresses and the solutions it offers—an inspired and refreshing platform … A platform to live by, and a platform that I would surely die for."[8] Roberts and Harper mainly campaigned through interviews with vegan websites.[9] On November 8, 2016, Roberts gave his concession speech on his YouTube channel.[10]

2018 elections[edit]

The Humane Party ran two candidates in the 2018 federal elections. Clifton Roberts ran for U.S. Senate in California, and Robert Mason ran for U.S. House of Representatives in Texas, District 3.[11][12][13]

Political positions[edit]

The Humane Party mainly focuses on vegan and environmental issues.


  1. "About the Humane Party". Humane Party. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2016. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bowie, Richard (9 November 2015). "Humane Party Nominates Vegan Presidential Candidate". VegNews. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  3. "USA's First Animal Rights Political Party Registers First 40 Voters".
  4. "Will the United States abolish the property status of animals?".
  5. "Marianne Thieme, founder of the Party for the Animal".
  6. "Main Street Vegan Show Notes: August 17, 2016 — Humane Party Presidential Candidate + Elephants' Advocate".
  7. "Breaking: Humane Party announces Dr. Breeze Harper as Vice Presidential nominee". The Onion Knight Show. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  8. "Did You Know There's a Vegan Running for US President?".
  9. "FEATURE: Interview with Clifton Roberts".
  10. "2016 Election Results".
  11. "WCUW Radio: Vegan Nation Radio".
  12. "Two Vegan Politicians Run for Congress in 2018".
  13. "World Vegan Day News".

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