Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.

Mahatma Gandhi

The Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation is the scientific bureau of the Party for the Animals. The NGPF’s goal is to conduct scientific research and increase public knowledge and awareness of social issues, most particularly with regard to animal welfare, animal rights, sustainability and nature.

The NGPF explores and presents alternatives that can contribute to the realisation of a more pleasant, animal-friendly and sustainable society. In so doing, the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation endeavours to make existing scientific research and knowledge far more accessible to the broader public and to stimulate societal and political debate on such themes. In addition, the NGPF also initiates scientific research studies itself.

Intermediary between science, society and politics

The Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation strives to provide both the public and political world with food for thought. The Foundation makes an important contribution to the social discourse on issues such as animal welfare and sustainability by publishing documentaries, articles and reports, organizing lectures and conferences and participating in debates. The much-discussed documentary Meat the Truth, which explores the impact of intensive livestock farming on global warming, is just one example of the activities that the NGPF has developed. Click here for an overview of our publications.



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