Monthly Archives: January 2017

19 Jan 2017

Petition to Close UK’s Domestic Ivory Market

Will Travers OBE, President and CEO of the Born Free Foundation has asked that we share this petition to close the UK domestic ivory market. The aim is to acquire a minimum of 100,000 signatures so that this Petition is considered for debate in Parliament. Please SHARE AND PROMOTE the link: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/165905 Diminishing elephant populations across Africa due to the ivory trade is an international concern and the UK has the opportunity to help end this global poaching crisis now. […]

11 Jan 2017

Government urged not to “trade away” animal welfare standards post-Brexit

A Report by the Environmental Audit Committee has urged the Government to guarantee it will not “trade away” animal welfare standards after we leave the EU. ‘The Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum’ report makes a number of recommendations to the Government, including: Introducing an Environmental Protection Act which will maintain and enforce environmental standards once we leave the EU; Undertaking an assessment of the resources needed to replace current EU funding to ensure farm businesses remain […]