Category: Environmental

USA: Be A Voice – Demand the ESA Gives Full Protection To Gray Wolves.

 

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NRDC Insider.

Gray wolves in the Lower 48 have faced decades of attacks, but a Trump administration plan to strip their Endangered Species Act protections might be the most serious yet. Due to a century of hunting, trapping, and habitat loss, the gray wolf had virtually vanished from all but one state when it was listed as endangered in 1974. The species has since made a remarkable recovery, but it still needs our help. Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to drop its misguided rollback of the Endangered Species Act and to develop a national recovery plan for these iconic predators

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may soon try to roll back vital Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves in the lower-48 states. This dangerously misguided plan would strip wolves of vital federal protections and reverse years of recovery for this iconic species.

Once nearly hunted to extinction, gray wolves are now coming back, but they’re not yet fully recovered — they need to be protected.

Call on the Service to drop its misguided rollback plan and develop a national recovery plan to help return wolves to places where they once roamed — and still could.

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England: Setts, Drugs and Rock and Roll.

 

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Brian May talks about the UK government badger cull and why it must be abandoned.

Sign the Petition to SAVE THE BADGERS @ http://www.save-me.org.uk/

Queen guitarist, Doctor of Astrophysics, and animal rights campaigner; speaks to Oxford University over the Badger cull going on in England.

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Brian at Wembley, London – Freddie Mercury tribute concert:

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England: Tigers In London. The Tiger Trade Is Closer Than You Think.

 

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Did you know that the cruel tiger trade is happening here in Europe?

We believe this is totally unacceptable and took action to highlight this #RuthlessTrade

We projected a massive tiger eye at some of London’s most famous and iconic landmarks, including Marble Arch and Harrods, to spread the message!

The lucrative trade in live tigers and tiger products is happening closer than you think. The relentless demand for tigers to be displayed commercially and their body parts to be used for luxury goods and traditional medicines has been met by a global commercial trade, which has also been very active in the EU.  

Between 1999-2017, 8,278 illegal tiger parts and derivatives were seized throughout Europe, 918 in the UK alone! 

We have revealed the truth about the tiger trade, and we want to see change! 

Please take a minute to view our spectacular projections above and spread the message!

Cordelia Britton
Head of Programmes
FOUR PAWS UK

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Petition link and website:

https://www.four-paws.org.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI34b3oN2Q3wIVEud3Ch3D_Q6FEAAYASAAEgLlWfD_BwE 

 

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EU / Japan Trade Deal: More Whale Killing ? – Take Action to Stop It.

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Your last chance to say ‘NO’ to EU/Japan trade deal – act now!

Next Tuesday (11/12/18) , MEPs will vote on a free trade agreement with Japan. We need them to say ‘NO’ to this deal unless Japan stops killing whales.

You have one last chance to make your voice heard. Please send a message to your MEPs and ask them to vote ‘no’ to the deal on Tuesday and to raise Japan’s whaling as a serious issue in the EU Parliament debate on Monday.

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TAKE ACTION

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our voice counts – act now.

This year alone, Japanese whalers killed 503 minke whales and 134 endangered sei whales. The Japanese government is trying to overturn the ban on commercial whaling and disregards any rulings by international bodies against its brutal slaughter.

The EU should not enter into a trade agreement with a country that shows such contempt for international agreements and opinion.

Your voice really does count. If enough MEPs say ‘no’, we could stop the deal. But they need to know it’s an issue you care about. Please don’t just leave this for others to do.

Ask your MEPs to raise Japan’s whale hunting as a serious concern and vote ‘NO’ to the deal next week.

Thank you. We’ll only stop this horrific and senseless slaughter by standing together.

On behalf of the whales and all at WDC,

Julia Pix, WDC campaigns manager

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On Tuesday 11 December, the European Parliament will vote on whether to enter a Free Trade Agreement with Japan. This is our last chance to stop it.

What can I do?

  1. Send a message to your MEPs. It’s very easy!
  • Enter your postcode at writetothem.com.
  • Choose to send a message to all your MEPs (if you have more than one).
  • Write and send your message.
  1. If you receive a response, please let us know at notradedeal@whales.org.

(There’s no need to tell us you have sent your original message.)

What should I say?

Ask your MEP to:

  • Raise whaling as a concern during the debate on Monday.
  • Vote ‘NO’ to the trade agreement on Tuesday.

Tell your MEPs why this is important to you and why you think that the EU must use this opportunity to get tough on Japan’s continued slaughter of whales.

Thank you.

Even if the deal is signed, this is our chance to send a strong message to the Japanese government that we are sick of its defiance of international agreements and opinion. It also keeps the fight against whaling high on the EU agenda. Even if signed, the trade agreement can be used to pressure Japan to stop whaling.

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England: The World’s Largest ‘Meatless Meat’ Factory Just Opened – And it’s Saving The Lives of 1,600 Cows A Week

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The World’s Largest ‘Meatless Meat’ Factory Just Opened – And it’s Saving 1,600 Cows A Week

Posted by Carly Day | November 29, 2018

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Vegetarian “meat” manufacturer Quorn opened its new mega factory in Billingham, Teesside in the UK this month, with the aim of doubling production of their core products to accommodate increasing customer demand for vegetarian and vegan meat alternatives.

The new site lays claim to being the largest meat-alternative production facility in the world and expects to deliver 1.33 million packages of Quorn every week — the equivalent of meat from 1600 cows. 

The meat alternative industry is experiencing rapid growth, as consumers respond to both ethical and environmental concerns around its consumption. Quorn reports an impressive 15% in growth annually over the last few years and cite research that says the UK is the “most advanced meat-free market in the world.”

A report released earlier this year projected that market for meat substitutes will increase at the rate of 6.8% every year, and will be work 6.3 billion USD by 2023.

“Around the world we are seeing a significant increase in meat-reduction diets, including both flexitarianism and veganism,” says Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan.

The company said that the new facility will enable them to further reduce carbon emissions — part of their core environmental sustainability commitment. They have already removed 297 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic from the supply chain and have pledged to use only 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025.

Although the UK is an important market for Quorn products, the US  is also a key target market for the company.

Quorn products are produced from a mycoprotein derived from a kind of fungus grown by the process of fermentation. In many Quorn products, egg is a key ingredient; however, the company have introduced a vegan version and say they are committed to producing a wider range of vegan products in the future.