As the UK develops its strategic partnership with China, we must press Beijing to crack down on the breeding of big cats for their parts.
Posts Tagged: Animals
We have a unique opportunity to protect precious marine habitats using local knowledge, world-leading science and global leadership.
There may be no evidence that it happens here, but this law would be a powerful boost to the global prohibition campaign.
Trashing last Friday’s event is doubtless fun for Conservative commentators, but not the right course at all for the Conservative Party.
It’s not hard to find reasons to be frustrated with the Government, but we are still delivering for the British people.
This morning, despite claims it would never happen, we seem to have a unicorn made flesh – just in time for Christmas.
In certain respects, the UK’s leaving of the EU could reap animal welfare benefits on a scale hitherto unimaginable.
It should be easier to call local referendums in the UK. Politics is too important to be left to the politicians.
Last week, I sowed wild bird seed mixtures so that, in the spring, some of our fields will be ablaze with nectar plants and buzzing with insects once more.
Those who wish to wear fur and those who do not will both benefit from clearer labelling of fur products, backed up with stronger enforcement.
This second piece in our mini-series assessing his performance at DEFRA argues that he has taken a few strong first steps – but that real results are needed.
Brexit offers the UK a chance to drop the EU’s confusing labelling scheme in favour of one which offers consumers the information they really need.
Voters, economic reality and climate change all press for further action. Here’s what we could and should do to make our land even greener and more pleasant.
Isabel Sigmac: Animal welfare. Gove has made a good start, but there’s much more to do – such as a live export ban.
Other issues to be addressed include religious slaughter, the fur trade, cruelty, puppy mills, factory farming, testing and increasing threats to our wildlife.
Monima O’Connor: Wales’s blanket ban on electronic animal collars was poorly thought-through – England should not copy it
The ban is underpinned by a failure to understand essential differences between two distinct types of device. Pets and people suffer as a result.