Italian Animalist Party

The Italian Animalist Party (Partito Animalista Italiano) is a minor animal rights and animal welfare political party in Italy. It was founded on 4 July 2006 and is led by Cristiano Ceriello.

Italian Animalist Party

Partito Animalista Italiano
LeaderCristiano Ceriello
Founded4 July 2006
HeadquartersVia Armando Diaz, 140 San Giuseppe Vesuviano (NA)
IdeologyAnimal welfare
European affiliationAnimal Politics EU


The Italian Animalist Party was created with aspiration to defend the rights of animals and in order to work in the Institutions and Parliaments so that the people and members would be able to build a new society that can gain more respect for Animalism and to create more awareness for animals and fauna in general. The program as a whole for the party is centered on the idea of animal rights. The goal of this organization is to work together with the local authorities of the State by committing to founding and creating local organizations that will join in the effort to help to create a better relationship with animals. This organization works to enforce their statutes with a commitment that they have to the animals.[1] It is not represented in the Italian Parliament, the European Parliament, nor in any regional or provincial assemblies.


The industry of bullfighting in Spain, which is over 300 years old and a great part of the traditional Spaniard culture, is going into a recession due to the activism that has been brought on by animal-rights activists. The animal-rights activism against bullfighting was led by Partido Animalista. Silvia Barquero, a spokeswoman of the Animal Welfare Party, said that the ban in Catalonia was in part a result of an Animalist campaign targeting Spain's northern regions, where bullfighting was never as popular as in the south.[2]

Electoral results

European Parliament

European Parliament
Election year Votes % Seats +/− Leader
2019 160,270 0.60
0 / 76
Cristiano Ceriello



  1. "P. A. I. : Italian Animalist Party". Animalista Italiano. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  2. "Bullfighting in Spain Is Stumbling". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
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