Sentience uses the diverse possibilities of Swiss politics to bring animal issues into the center of public discourse. We do this through popular initiatives, political initiatives, and other campaigns.
Switzerland’s political system makes it possible for anyone who is entitled to vote to launch a popular initiative. If the required number of signatures can be collected within the legally prescribed period, a debate can be initiated in society as a whole, even without large financial resources. Sentience has made use of this great potential in addition to awareness-raising campaigns. We have carried out effective activism at the federal, cantonal and communal levels. You can learn more about our work below.