brexit · Uncategorized

GE17: Manifestos on the Environment

Less than a week to go until the “snap” General Election 2017 that nobody wanted but what are the parties promising on the environment? Here’s a quick summary: Green Party preserve all EU environmental laws and principles after Brexit introduce Environment Protection Act to preserve wildlife and habitats and ensure all have right to access… Continue reading GE17: Manifestos on the Environment

animals · conservation · nature · Uncategorized · vegan · vegetarian · veggie · wildlife

Fox hunting – still protesting this shit

2 years ago I wrote THIS blog post about Tory attempts to repeal the Hunting Act and I can’t believe we’re STILL having this argument and I’m STILL having to protest this shit. It’s illegal. Give it up. Find another hobby. One that doesn’t involve foxes being torn apart and hunting dogs being mistreated and destroyed.… Continue reading Fox hunting – still protesting this shit

animals · conservation · Uncategorized · vegan · wildlife

The Cruelest Show on Earth finally comes to an end

You know who I mean. The big top tent of Ringling Bros circus will come down for the final time, at long last, after 146 years of well-documented animal cruelty and abuse. Of particular attention to animal welfare activists has been the ‘breaking’ of elephants and the cruelty they suffer at the hands of their… Continue reading The Cruelest Show on Earth finally comes to an end

animals · conservation · green · nature · Uncategorized · wildlife

Trump’s threat to tear up the Paris agreement could help to make it law

Climate change denying president-elect (said with the contempt it deserves) Donald Trump has reiterated his campaign threat to tear up the Paris agreement signed less than a year that committed all nations to limit the global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees. Trump believes (or claims to – who really knows what’s going on beneath… Continue reading Trump’s threat to tear up the Paris agreement could help to make it law

feminism · Uncategorized

Angry white men can make their own excuses for voting Trump in

“He says what he thinks, right or wrong”, said one Trump voter. I came across this ludicrous quote when despairingly googling “why did people vote for Trump”. Whoever said that – it’s just not good enough, nor is it even accurate. Such apparent honesty is not to be admired for its authenticity – we must be… Continue reading Angry white men can make their own excuses for voting Trump in

animals · conservation · green · Uncategorized · vegan · vegetarian · wildlife

Corruption and the illegal wildlife trade

A new report published by The Guardian yesterday has exposed key wildlife trafficking crime groups and the corrupt government officials enabling them. The investigation was carried out by Freeland over 14 years and identifies through Thai government surveillance the main crime networks and individual traffickers who have profited around $23bn through illegally trading in animals, including endangered species, such… Continue reading Corruption and the illegal wildlife trade

animals · eco · Uncategorized

I’m worried about the new Environment Secretary

If you’ve been too absorbed in Pokemon this week, you may be forgiven for missing the disastrous appointment of Angela Leadsom as Environment Secretary. Newly ‘crowned’ Theresa May (she has not actually been elected) has selected one of the least appropriate people to this position. Are we being hilariously trolled? Sadly not. Our new Environment Secretary wants to see the… Continue reading I’m worried about the new Environment Secretary