In our highly globalised world, income gaps increase yearly. Many underprivileged Indonesians and Filipinos immigrate to Hong Kong in order to sustain their families abroad. At the same time, people from conflict torn societies come to the UK, where there is a high demand of domestic help. In both cases, workers often end up as a part of modern slavery.
In November 2013, Johanna Parikka Altenstedt, in Lund, decided to start a new political party when the Swedish parliament passed a legislation to weaken the protection of wild animals. Just in time for the 2014 election registration, Parikka Altenstedt had gathered enough signatures to make the party official and eligible to run for parliament seats. Now she is dedicating all of her free time to raising awareness of their new movement and wishes to get all living creatures’ voices heard. How can the Animal Party reach their objectives in a political surrounding that seems indifferent to their intentions?