The government refuses to publish data showing the impact of the badger cull on local ecosystems

Conservationists have warned that eliminating badgers from certain areas is “likely to trigger an increase in other predators, such as foxes, leading to serious consequences for species and habitats”. The government is refusing to publish data showing the impact of … Continue reading The government refuses to publish data showing the impact of the badger cull on local ecosystems

Caroline Lucas criticises the government for not prioritising climate change

Following news that climate change was not one of Theresa May’s key priorities for the G20 summit, Caroline Lucas has spoken out to say it is “extremely disappointing” – especially as she is set for a bilateral with Donald Trump. … Continue reading Caroline Lucas criticises the government for not prioritising climate change

Tories promised CCTV in slaughterhouses – “Now they must deliver” says author Chas Newkey-Burden

Earlier this week, Theresa May slammed animal cruelty in parliament, and Chas Newkey-Burden has demanded the government deliver on its manifesto promise to make it mandatory to install CCTV in slaughterhouses. Animal welfare groups have spent years calling for compulsory … Continue reading Tories promised CCTV in slaughterhouses – “Now they must deliver” says author Chas Newkey-Burden

Environmentalists take Government to court over toxic air proposals: “The health of all UK citizens is at stake”

Environmental lawyers have launched fresh legal action after rejecting the government’s proposed plans to tackle toxic air in the UK, which they say is “too weak to deal quickly with nitrogen dioxide levels.” ClientEarth chief executive James Thornton said: “The … Continue reading Environmentalists take Government to court over toxic air proposals: “The health of all UK citizens is at stake”

Theresa May blasts animal cruelty, two months after saying she supports fox hunting

In parliament today, Theresa May insisted she is against animal to cruelty and laid out the laws which protect animals from cruelty. It appeared she failed to recognise the irony in her statement when during the general election campaign she … Continue reading Theresa May blasts animal cruelty, two months after saying she supports fox hunting

Fox hunting quietly scrapped from Tory plans

In a major victory for the foxes, the Tories have quietly dropped their plans to open the blood sport back up for debate in parliament after it proved massively unpopular during the general election. The government confirmed the plans have … Continue reading Fox hunting quietly scrapped from Tory plans

425,000 unaffordable new houses are currently planned for England’s green belt

The Conservatives have been accused of failing to protect the English countryside after research showed 425,000 new homes are to be built on green belt land. The majority of the houses are not classed as affordable, according to the Guardian. … Continue reading 425,000 unaffordable new houses are currently planned for England’s green belt