Troubled Party Fights For Pets At Restaurants - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Troubled Party Fights For Pets At Restaurants

Valur Grettisson
Photos by
Hörður Sveinsson

The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Björt Ólafsdóttir, announced this weekend that she is going to present a bill to parliament to grant the legalisation of pets to be allowed inside restaurants and cafés.  

The announcement was made at the national convention of Bright Future, which have been facing alarmingly low polls. Bright Future have two ministers and are in a coalition with the Independence party and the Reform Party.

If the elections go as the polls predict, Bright Future will be wiped out of parliament entirely.

The party has often been criticised for their “light” politics. For example, when they wanted to institute seasonal clock-changing, so Icelanders could gain more daylight. This idea was never discussed by parliament and was dismissed as a populist move.

But hey, call us a populists, who wouldn’t want to hang out in a cat café at 07:00 (or was it 08:00?) in the morning in the middle of December?


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