Day: December 27, 2018

Together, we’re moving closer to a better Europe committed to social and environmental justice!

 

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WAV Comment:

We are showing this simply because we had it through today.

It does NOT mean that we think the EU is great; quite the contrary.  They have failed in Live animal transport, vivisection, factory farming; stray dogs, and a host of other issues.

Junker and crew are interested in one thing and one thing only – their own survival.  Below – Nigel says his bit (the truth probably).  Junker does not look happy.  This is very shortly after the UK people voted to get out of the EU.

 

Together, we’re moving closer to a better Europe committed to social and environmental justice!

Because of your involvement, this year:

  • The EU will ban some of the worst single-use plastics.
  • Zara and H&M promised to stop sourcing dirty viscose – a common textile in the clothes we wear often produced– from factories in Asia that dumped toxic chemicals into rivers and streams, produced when making viscose.
  • The European Parliament voted to increase transparency in our food system. Studies on risks from chemicals in our food will no longer be kept secret, once the other EU institutions agree.

Mark, all this was thanks to you! Your signatures to our petitions, your mailings to your MEPs, your social media messages to put pressure on big corporations and your donations all helped us to achieve our wins in 2018!

Thanks for all you do,
Mika (Bordeaux), Giulio (Rome), Virginia (Madrid), and the rest of us at WeMove.EU

 

https://www.facebook.com/wemoveeurope/videos/2190830364281865/

 

UK: Boxing Day (26/12) Clashes Between Hunt Supporters and the ‘Antis’ as Always. Hunting Is In ‘Terminal Decline’.

 

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The UK is fairly well known for its opposition to hunting.

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Above – The ‘Traditional’ (how very British) picture hunts love to portray.

But on Boxing Day each year, December 26th; hunts across the country meet and parade themselves through towns and villages.  This is perfectly legal; but they are always met by hunts sabs and the general public who oppose hunting.

26/12/18 was no exception; with clashes between hunt supporters and ‘antis’ taking place all over the country.

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Above – Reality – A female anti hunt protester is hit in the face by a pro hunt supporter.

 

Fox hunting is illegal in England, Scotland and Wales, but evidence suggests that hunts are regularly breaking the law.

Fox hunting was banned by the Hunting Act 2004 in England and Wales, and the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 in Scotland. But while these were both welcome and hard-fought pieces of legislation, overwhelming evidence suggests that both are being ignored or exploited by hunts on a regular basis.

https://www.league.org.uk/fox-hunting

 

Here is a report from the Press on events of the day.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8062321/violence-boxing-day-fox-hunt-protest/

 

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Above – The reality – An ‘East Kent Murder’ – More than just a ‘nip on the neck’  as they claim –

Photo – Mark (WAV).

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Perfect – how they should be.

 

 

Latest – a Dorset pub which supports hunting even attempted to stop sabs and vegans from entering to get a drink at the local. 

Seems like the brewery chain have now suspended the manager for being so biased.

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